South-west dairy farmers' fortunes rise after milk price crisis

Ben Silvester
Updated December 13 2021 - 4:59pm, first published 4:00pm
Hard times: In 2016 Chloe and Rodney Brown were forced to sell their cows and quit dairy farming for a period because the milk price was so low.
Hard times: In 2016 Chloe and Rodney Brown were forced to sell their cows and quit dairy farming for a period because the milk price was so low.

Any farmer will tell you living off the land is a game of boom and bust, and while Kirkstall dairy farmer Chloe Brown is smiling now, as the milk price hits record highs, it was a different story just five years ago.

Ben Silvester

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