in some ways, has changed
dramatically over the years. Quota's were introduced
in 1984; the Milk Marketing Board, which was set up
in the 1930's, was disbanded in 1994; due to BSE and
the alleged connection between BSE and CJD an export
ban was put in place in 1996 preventing all exports
from the UK of beef and then there was the Foot and
Mouth crisis in 2001. Each of these events, and many
other smaller ones in between, have had a significant
effect on the way farmers in the UK operate today.
a direct effect of
the the MMB finishing, Payne's Farm Dairies evolved.
There are currently over 120 farms producing milk for
Payne's totalling in excess of 480,000 litres of milk
per day, some of which is processed at the dairy in
Boroughbridge, the rest is sold in bulk to other dairies
across the country.
|Paynes Dairies only use British milk, this is supported by the red tractor logo as displayed on all our packaging.
is of paramount importance
to both the dairies and the farmer and in order
for customers and the eventual consumer to have complete
confidence in the quality of the product Payne's Dairies
have developed, in conjunction with NDFAS (National
Dairy Farm Assured Scheme), a Welfare of Dairy
Cattle and Code of Practice for Quality of Milk Production
which covers all aspects in the production of milk,
both in terms of hygiene and welfare. The aim is to
provide producers with procedures and codes of practice
that they can implement which will ensure that Payne's
customers have the confidence that the dairy products
they produce are from quality sources.
wants to provide the assurance to his customers and
consumers that milk produced for Payne's Dairies and
other customers comes from herds adhering to the principles
of the 'five freedoms', set out by the Farm Animal