Continuity in the industry
Due to ageing in the agricultural sector, continuity of the dairy industry is a focus point. We are seeing that the younger generations are not always willing or able to take over dairy farms.
There is increasing pressure on space and the environment. Changing government policy and public opinion are creating uncertainty over the future of dairy farms, such as regarding the land used, the reduction of livestock numbers, and regulation around nitrogen and phosphor. We maintain an ongoing dialogue with our dairy farmers to monitor these developments and support dairy farmers where necessary.