From February 4, 2019, NFU Scotland will replace AHDB as one of the funders of the country’s Dairy Hub, with AHDB recruiting an additional person to work with Scottish dairy farmers.
Operating for five years, the Dairy Hub is a free-to-use, confidential and reliable service that helps dairy farmers to resolve any queries they might have about their farm, their business and the wider market for milk and dairy.
Established in 2014, the hub has been joint-funded by AHDB and the Scottish Government and was established as a key recommendation of the Scottish Dairy Review ‘Ambition 2025’.
The Scottish Dairy Hub will remain open, providing impartial support to all dairy farmers and all organisations, supporting the industry across the dairy sector.
The switch in funding comes after NFUS and AHDB reviewed how best to work together to achieve a sustainable and profitable future for the Scottish dairy industry.
This fits well with the direct support and assistance the union provides to farmers and crofters. This allows AHDB to concentrate its resources on working with farmers to improve the resilience of their businesses, which underpins the dairy sector’s ability to compete, grow and become sustainable.