A dairy farmer’s perspective: Brexit looms with labour issues

By Kite Consulting
14th October 2020
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Dairy farmer Henry Lewis discusses the looming labour issues as the Brexit transition period looms. Most farms, even those employing minimal local staff, struggle to meet their current labour needs, and with confirmation last week that migrant farm workers would be considered neither skilled nor in short supply, this issue will only be exacerbated further once we leave the EU on 31st December.

Henry talks with Kite consultant Rachael Madeley-Davie about what this might mean practically for dairy farm labour supply, and what future dairy farm labour and recruitment might look like.

Hosts Ben Eagle and Will Evans are joined by Chris Walkland for his usual milk market update,

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