The Feasibility of a Dairy Producer Organisation in Wales Report

Published 12 January 16

The focus of this report is about gaining a better understanding of how a Dairy Producer Organisation (DPO) structure could work for the benefit of dairy farmers and processors in Wales.

The main questions addressed as part of the study are:

  • Which model would offer the best option for Welsh milk producers?
  • What scale of DPO would be required to make a difference?
  • Should the DPO be negotiating with one or more buyers/processors?
  • What other roles could the DPO have (e.g. marketing, promotion of Welsh products)?
  • What would be the benefits of being a member of a DPO?
  • Is there the right mindset/appetite for this in Wales from producers, processors and other key stakeholders?