Limited opportunities for entrants into the dairy sector.

The Tenant Farmers Association used the opening day of this year's Dairy Event to warn that the number of opportunities for new entrants into the dairy sector is at an all-time low.  The TFA emphasised the importance of agricultural tenancies to the future success of the dairy industry.

TFA national vice-chairman Stephen Wyrill said there was much talk about super-dairies, but that the industry needs to be diverse in order to succeed.  He went on to say "Our national milk production is in decline and we cannot rely solely on so-called 'mega-dairies' to pull us out of the mire."   Mr Wyrill suggests that the industry needs diversity in the production base to ensure that a reliable and secure supply of milk and milk products is maintained for the future.  "To do this we need new entrants and to have new entrants we need opportunities" he said.

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