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22/10/2013

The organic dairy industry is losing farmers and isn't expecting any new ones to join their books over the next year. Caz Graham meets Kevin Beaty who has a herd of 250 Jersey cows just south of Carlisle. After trying to make a go of organic milk, he gave up and went back to conventional production. Anna Hill speaks to Richard Hampton, chief operating officer at the Organic Milk Suppliers Cooperative, to find out why organic milk production is failing on some farms.
The Ulster Farmers Union has conducted a survey of meat on supermarket shelves and says some supermarkets are not sourcing enough of their lamb and beef from Northern Ireland.

Tesco has revealed it generated almost 30,000 tonnes of food waste in the first six months of 2013. It is now dropping some food promotions after finding that half its bread and nearly 70% of bagged salad is binned. Farming Today wanted to know what the impact might be on growers if we only bought what we really needed, instead of buy one get one free deals. Anna Hill meets Stuart Piccaver who produces salads for most supermarkets to get his side of the story.

And the Ulster Farmers Union has conducted a survey of meat on supermarket shelves and says some supermarkets are not sourcing enough of their lamb and beef from Northern Ireland.

Presented by Anna Hill and produced in Bristol by Anna Jones.

13 minutes

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Tue 22 Oct 2013 05:45
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