Many farmers 'suffering losses'
PUBLISHED: 13:12 01 February 2008 | UPDATED: 08:20 28 March 2014
FEBRUARY 1, 2008: Many farmers are suffering losses, despite the news that farming
incomes have been estimated to have risen over the last year, according to UK Liberal Democrat Countryside Spokesperson, Tim Farron.
"Although output is up by 10% this is off-set by higher costs, such as a huge rise in the price of animal feed, which is up by nearly a fifth.
"The future for egg farmers looks particularly bleak, with incomes on specialist poultry farms taking a huge hit.
"The price of eggs may well have risen, but the benefits do not filter down to the individual farmer while the supermarkets rake in huge profits. Across the industry, total income per farm is still only £13,349."