Farming leaders were today due to hold crunch talks in Shropshire with bosses at Britain’s biggest yoghurt factory as part of a fresh attempt to end the ongoing milk price crisis.
Muller chiefs were due to meet dairy farmers who are demanding a rise in the price they are paid for their milk as many claim they are making a loss on every litre they sell.
The fresh talks come after ‘wildcat’ blockades were staged outside Muller and Robert Wiseman Dairies in Market Drayton on Monday.
Up to 300 farmers took part in the five and a half hour protest using 12 diggers and tractors.
Muller chief executive officer Ronald Kers said by effectively closing down the plants, farmers were handing the initiative to European competitors.