Dairy Industry

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 10th February 2011.

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Photo of John Scott John Scott Conservative

Question S3W-39205

To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the cost of production for dairy farmers supplying milk to the public sector and the price that they receive.

Photo of John Scott John Scott Conservative

Question S3W-39209

To ask the Scottish Executive what assessment it has made of the cost of production for dairy farmers supplying cheese to the public sector and the price that they receive.

Photo of Richard Lochhead Richard Lochhead Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government collects milk data on (i) utilisation and (ii) average price in order to meet the requirements of EU Regulation 479/2010. This data shows that for 2010 the average price per litre was 24.36 pence for all types of milk and dairy products supplied to the public and private sectors by the liquid milk and cheese processors. We do no collect data on production costs.

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