Dairy farmers will soon be asked for their views on the introduction of mandatory milk contracts with minimum standards.
Dairy farmers are being asked to share their views on the move towards year-round housing of cattle.
The number of dairy farmers in Scotland has continued to decline in the first six months of the year.
It was three in a row for a highland dairy farmer in this year's Nairnshire Farming Society's annual on farm dairy inspection and production contest.
Inverurie-based Mitchell's Dairy has transferred its milk distribution business to Scotland's largest independently own dairy company - Graham's Family Dairy.