Dairy Farming

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th January 2015.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of milk sold in Britain comes from intensively farmed cows.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Defra does not collect information on systems of milk production. It is difficult to define intensity in relation to dairy farms, as this can be measured in many different ways and levels of intensity change gradually rather than at specific predetermined points.

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