There’s serious concern in Isle of Wight dairy farming circles about the future survival of the business.
Reacting to that, and the same being true across the UK, an Isle of Wight technology bod has planted a social media seed to help dairy farmers.
Thomas Cowley, himself from an ex-dairy farming Island family, has sent ripples through the dairy farming world by publishing an Open Letter encouraging farmers to take to social media to spread their message far-and-wide.
Emergency Dairy Summit
It was well-timed, publishing yesterday, the day before 2,000 dairy farmers from across the UK took time out of their busy schedules to go to London for an Emergency Dairy Summit.
They and he aim to raise the profile of what they label ‘a fight for survival’ to reverse the crippling price cuts they say are being forced on to them.
Social media to spread the message
Thomas’ view is that by sharing with the UK public what the life of a dairy farmer is like, the public will have a greater appreciation of the vocation and understand better why they can’t survive the recent price cuts that are being imposed on them by national companies.
Pass it on
He’s put it up on Facebook, so go there, share it with others who might benefit from reading it.
It sounds like dairy farmers need all of the help they can get.
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