At the same time, they will waiting like vultures for the first opportunity (or excuse) to cut farm gate milk prices.
Since its launch in 2007 I calculate the TSDG cost to Tesco taking its TSDG price compared it to the average Dairy Co price (which actually includes the TSDG price) indicates Tescos financial investment in terms of the additional money paid to farmers is 300 million , with minimal benefit to Tesco.
QVIS basically drives efficiency and is a scoring mechanism, which indicates whether a farm is operating to a satisfactory standard as per the retailers Code of Practice.
At the time I commented it would result in opportunities for the best performing farmers and casualties in terms of the loss of their TSDG contract for the worst performers as Tesco keep the best and shed the worst.
Dont shoot the messenger, but the milk market is tanking down now!
For example, cream was comfortably at 2.95 to 3.00 and is now trading at 2.25, which is still a good price but a 70p plus drop in cream is roughly a 7ppl milk price reduction in income!
has missed the boat and will find further upward price discussions extremely difficult, if not impossible.
I accept it is possible the odd farmer will successfully appeal on temporary grounds, which were beyond their control.Each of the 700 TSDG farmers now has their own first years QVIS score out of a maximum 100, with the best in class achieving 89 and the top 5% averaging 81.Shockingly the worst only achieved a miserable score of 29 having failed to meet the standards in a combination of areas including animal welfare, milk quality, carbon foot printing, environmental management.Education is an area where anti-dairy campaigners and vegans appear to be extremely busy and well-funded and have the ability to influence children to young adults.Its down to our industry to do likewise and you all have a duty to demonstrate how proud you are of the part you play and to ensure the handful of irresponsible farmers who ignore the rules and run the gauntlet of bringing UK dairy farming into disrepute are ousted or kicked into line. Errors on really good farms are inevitably made and have been jumped upon by the antis.