Talks Planned After Protestors Take Cows Into Stafford Supermarket

Two cows have been herded through a supermarket in Stafford as part of the latest protest about the amount dairy farmers get paid for their milk.

Seventy protestors turned up at the Asda store yesterday (9 August).

Farmers claim the amount they get for their milk doesn't match their costs.

One of the campaigners in a video posted online says: ``This milk should not be cheaper than a bottle of water.''

A recent cut by Britain's biggest milk co-operative Arla reduced the price of milk by 0.8p per litre to 23.01p for UK members.

Farmers say that means they're loosing around 10p per litre because they estimate it costs them between 30 and 32p to produce one.

An Arla spokeswoman said they are ``acutely aware'' of difficulties farmers are facing.

Staffordshire Police were at the protest until 1.50pm and a spokesperson said: ``Officers were in attendance to ensure that the protest remained peaceful and minimal disruption is caused to the general public.''

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