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Dairy Farming: Job Creation

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL6525, tabled on 3 April 2017

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the dairy industry's labour requirements, and of the opportunities for job creation in that sector.

Answered on

12 April 2017

The UK dairy sector provides an array of jobs to an 80,000 strong workforce across the country, including farming, manufacturing, research and marketing.

The Government and the wider agri-food industry work closely together to develop a strong talent pipeline, including through planned reforms to post-16 technical and vocational education. Skills are a key pillar of the Industrial Strategy and an important strand of the work on future farming productivity.