UK-based dairy firm Müller has unveiled its new scheme called Müller Direct Next Generation, which aims to encourage the country’s young farmers in building their own dairy business.

As part of the new initiative, Müller will be working with a group of nearly 25 Müller Direct young farmers for a period of three years and will be offering them training on everything from benchmarking and market analysis, to business improvement planning.

Müller Milk Supply director Rob Hutchison said: “This is another valuable initiative for Müller Direct Farmers, this time focusing on the next generation.

“Müller is investing significantly to ensure that consumers will be able to buy more and more added-value dairy products that are made in Britain with milk from British farms.

“Müller Direct Next Generation will help ambitious young farmers build the thriving dairy businesses of the future.”

“We need to maintain a long-term and progressive milk supply, and Müller Direct Next Generation will help ambitious young farmers build the thriving dairy businesses of the future.”

Britain’s dairy producer has already announced its plans to invest in its UK dairy network, which will enable them to generate £700m by 2020 through the sales of dairy products made with milk from British farmers.

The farmer group will meet three times in 12 months to share their knowledge and best practice in the dairy sector.

The company noted that farmers willing to join the Direct Next Generation scheme must have a minimum of three years’ experience in farming.