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Farmers stage supermarket picket
Dairy farmers have been demonstrating at the poor prices they say they are receiving for milk.

Protestors from the Just Milk Campaign gathered outside the Tesco store in Lincoln to demand they get more money from the retailer for their product.

The campaign says nationally more than 6,000 dairy herds have disappeared since 2000 due to poor prices.

They say they do not want any more government handouts but an end to what they call "poverty milk prices".

The group predicts that a further one-in three dairy farmers will go out of business.

Lincolnshire farmer, Peter Lundgren said: "What we've got at the moment is a situation where milk is being sold at a profit and yet the farmer is consistently losing money on every pint which is leaving his farm.

"It has got to the point now where farmers are just selling their herds on."




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