Consequently the whole livestock sector and milk and meat related food industry is their target, and all systems are demonised from large indoor herds to very small extensive herds, from organic to conventional.
Some need to learn from their peers and VERY quickly!
While I might have a very different view to Old Mill and The Farm Consultancy Groups budgeted 2018 average milk price of 29ppl I have to agree with its plea for dairy farmers to continue to focus on making their business more efficient. In the past couple of months anti-dairy groups have ramped up their publicity and propaganda, especially the vegan fanatics.
QVIS basically drives efficiency and is a scoring mechanism, which indicates whether a farm is operating to a satisfactory standard as per the retailers Code of Practice.
At the time I commented it would result in opportunities for the best performing farmers and casualties in terms of the loss of their TSDG contract for the worst performers as Tesco keep the best and shed the worst.
We must be pro-active and not defensive, and influence consumer preferences for British dairy products.