1000 tractors to Brussels

On 26 and 27 November the farmers of the European Milk Board will be demonstrating outside the European Parliament in Brussels. They are calling on every dairy farmer to take part and actively support their common aim – flexible supply management to achieve cost-covering farm-gate prices.

Dairy farmers are invited to bring their tractors to the protest which is planned to coincide with key meetings in Brussels of the European Parliament (26/27 Nov.) and the EU Council of Ministers (28/29 Nov.), which will be deliberating and deciding on the reform of the EU Common Market Organisation.

This includes the concept of voluntary supply constraint. In the last vote in Brussels on the abolition of the milk quota, those in favour scraped a victory with just 18 votes to 17.  The organisers have stated this shows they have a realistic chance.

The programme is as follows:

Monday, 26 November

  •  13h Arrival at Place du Luxembourg
  • 14h Demonstration starts with spectacular protests
  • 19h Panel discussion with high-ranking EU politicians in the marquee
  • 21h Evening get-together with music

Tuesday, 27 November

  •  8h Breakfast
  • 10h Demonstration continues
  • 13h End and journey home