States Members were told yesterday that work needed to start on the new dairy at Howard Davis Farm, and the replacement structure for the Jersey Milk Marketing Board had to be put in place in the first quarter of next year.
Promar International compiled a report on the dairy industry this summer, and the divisional director for the strategic consulting division, John Giles, addressed a scrutiny panel meeting about the findings in the States Chamber yesterday.
He told the dairy review sub-panel, chaired by Deputy Alan Breckon, that action needed to be taken now.
Asked whether they had looked into other possible sites for the new dairy, other than Howard Davis Farm, he said: ‘How long do you want to wait? Two years? There may not be two years.’ Yesterday, dairy farmers Robert Perchard and Tom Binet put forward plans for their own dairy, something Mr Giles said was to be expected.