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(From Aberdeen Press & Journal (UK))
In The last six months 17 dairy farmers have quit the sector.
Figures produced by the Scottish Dairy Cattle Association show 1,172 dairy herds remained in Scotland on January 1.
The exodus from dairy farming nationally has been considerably more with up to three producers a day in England and Wales quitting over the last year as a result of ex-farm prices falling to unprofitable levels.
Of those that have quit in Scotland, four have been in the north-east.
Average herd size in Scotland is up two to 135 animals, with the total number of dairy cattle said to be 157,648, down just 540 on the last available statistics in July.
The association's Jack Lawson said there were now six …