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A strong, dynamic, market focused Welsh dairy industry.

Strategic Action Plan for the Welsh Dairy Industry

The Strategic Action Plan for the Welsh Dairy Industry was launched in November 2007. Its main aim is to provide a sustainable, profitable, efficient, and innovative Welsh dairy sector, which benefits the people of Wales. The Strategic Action Plan for the Welsh Dairy Industry is part of a group of sectoral action plans.

Monitoring of the Strategic Action Plan for the Welsh Dairy Industry

Following the publication of the Food Strategy for Wales, we are collaborating with Industry to consider the delivery of key aspects of the Action Plan.

DairyCo Partnership Agreement with the Welsh Government

A Head of Dairy Development in Wales was appointed in early 2010. This crucial post is funded by the Welsh Government and DairyCo. The role involves working to co-ordinate and build on the information and services delivered to Welsh dairy farmers.

Further information can be found on the DairyCo website (external link).

Dairy Industry Supply Chain Efficiencies Project

Funded by the Welsh Government, this Supply Chain Efficiencies project is a joint project between Coleg Sir Gar and DairyCo. The project, to the value of £3.3 million, aims to improve the dairy supply chain’s efficiency, sustainability and added value.  

Dairy Road Map

The Dairy Road Map was launched in  October 2010 at the Welsh Dairy Event. The Road Map for the dairy industry identifies and sets medium and long term targets for reducing the environmental footprint of the dairy industry.

The theme of the Roadmap is to create an industry led approach to improving the sector.

Such initiatives are in line with the direction provided in the Food Strategy for Wales ‘Food for Wales Food from Wales’.

The Dairy Road Map (external link) can be viewed on the DairyCo website.

For further information on the dairy sector please contact us by e-mail at or by post:

Food Policy and Strategy Unit
Food, Fisheries and Market Development Division
Welsh Government
Rhodfa Padarn
Llanbadarn Fawr
SY23 3UR

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