Speaking after a meeting between the NFUS and First Milk on Tuesday, NFU milk policy manager George Jamieson again called for milk contracts to be introduced between farmers and processors.

“Farmers are carrying too much of the risk currently,” according to George. “There is an imbalance of power in the industry and it is the farmer that is suffering. Contracts won’t get rid of volatility in the market but it might make it easier to manage.”