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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:21 am 
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[quote=No-one is asking the shopper to pay any more - just asking for the supermarkets to pass on a fair share of the profit that they're taking, after buying it for below cost of production prices.
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Thats not strictly true, there are too many people standing at supermarkets asking the public if they would pay a few more pence if it went to the farmer, a guy on the radio saying "the public are not entitled to cheap milk" - this needs to stop as it linking low prices to the public buying habits.


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what I would like to see is "SOS Dairy" on an atheletes vest at the Olympics
or even better on someones back in the opening ceremony

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On the radio this am , ASDA headline ad , £1 pound a carton down from £1. 18 or 80 whatever it was .

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They need to stop using milk as a loss leader , because it is not fair!

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Huffy wrote:
On the radio this am , ASDA headline ad , £1 pound a carton down from £1. 18 or 80 whatever it was .

Cnuts

They need to stop using milk as a loss leader , because it is not fair!


A loss leader would mean they are loosing money selling it, there's something I'm not understanding.

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Now some better known faces are starting to tell the public just what is going on.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18898830

Boycott the supermarkets.

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Milk Protests tonight .... Click for more details


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At last, we are finally learning to protest properly like they do on the other side of The Channel.
One thing you have to admire the French for, is their expertise at protesting. They bring the country or the ports to a halt so effectively that nobody can ignore them.

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However, you have to ensure you do it with public support and not piss them off.
It's a fine line.

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the penny will drop when there is a shortage of milk in some shops
we know how people panic buy in bad weather, the first things to run out are bread milk & eggs

Hopefully shoppers will go to Tesco or Sainsburys when they find out there is milk there because they pay fairly
they won't go to Asda or Morrisons if they have no milk

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More at http://farmingforum.co.uk/forums/showth ... post965280

Sorry! Can't keep up otherwise! :?

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Wish you well. Soybeans hit $17/bushel here today, nearly 50% increase in the last few months. The drought here is getting larger.

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Not putting the milk on the lorry is far more effective than blocking the lorries we loaded; if all those farmers withheld the milk instead of blocking the lorries in then it would have more impact, Wiseman has already said if they cant process the milk due to the blockades then they wont pick the milk up on Friday from their suppliers therefore turning the blame back onto the farmers - they are not stupid so dont underestimate their PR departments.

This is a fine line to walk so tread careful - but good luck anyway.


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Not putting the milk on the lorry is far more effective than blocking the lorries we loaded; if all those farmers withheld the milk instead of blocking the lorries in then it would have more impact, Wiseman has already said if they cant process the milk due to the blockades then they wont pick the milk up on Friday from their suppliers therefore turning the blame back onto the farmers - they are not stupid so dont underestimate their PR departments.

This is a fine line to walk so tread careful - but good luck anyway.


Fine - let them go without milk on Friday.
As long as the public is kept up to speed and informed about what is happening, the likes of Wisemans will be f*cked.
Just let the public know that as long as the price of milk is below that of production, things will only get worse.

As long as the public feel that it is 'Our' struggle rather than 'yours' then you'll have their backing and the suppliers and supermarkets will have to do whats right.

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Just to add to that, we were discussing the media coverage of the dairy protests over coffee this morning, and both of us felt it would look a lot better if the getting on for £100K worth of brand new Fendt was left at home and the straw chopper tractor brought instead.


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DaveJ wrote:
Just to add to that, we were discussing the media coverage of the dairy protests over coffee this morning, and both of us felt it would look a lot better if the getting on for £100K worth of brand new Fendt was left at home and the straw chopper tractor brought instead.


I think you will find that local dealers have lent the tractors ?

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