OPINION: Passion and emotion overflow in dairy debate

By  Liam Ryan
Updated January 21 2013 - 1:09am, first published January 18 2013 - 5:00pm

About 600 people packed a meeting at Noorat this week in response to a perceived dairy farming crisis. From it came a new lobby group, Farmer Power, protests outside supermarkets which sell milk at below the cost of production and intense debate about the industry’s peak bodies. But young Grassmere dairy farmer LIAM RYAN offers a voice of reason.