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Arla farmers join forces to increase resilience and profitability

Arla farmers join forces to increase resilience and profitability

Over 300 farmers have signed to Arla’s new R500 programme designed to help future proof their farms and increase resilience to the impact of volatile milk prices. The programme, which has expanded due to the high levels of interest, has been created in a move to facilitate farmer to farmer support. The project is shaped […]

Student’s silage project aims to advise farmers on best practice

Student’s silage project aims to advise farmers on best practice

A student’s study at Harper Adams University has found that grass silage of a shorter chop-length increases dairy cows’ dry matter intake and milk yields but that a longer chop-length increases the milk quality. The study also found that maize silage, when included in the diets of high yielding Holstein Friesians dairy cows, increases intake […]

Pan-European research boosts innovation and sustainability for UK organic dairy farming

Pan-European research boosts innovation and sustainability for UK organic dairy farming

The Organic Research Centre in Newbury, Berkshire was a lead research partner in a major pan-European project that has culminated in the development of ground-breaking research and advice to help make the organic and low-input dairy sector more sustainable and competitive. In working with farmers and other stakeholders, methods were developed to identify opportunities and […]

A new standard on dairy permeate powders adopted at Codex

A new standard on dairy permeate powders adopted at Codex

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) collaborated with Codex Alimentarius in the development, identification, elaboration and dissemination of a science-based international standard to promote the identity, composition, safety, and quality of powdered dairy permeates as ingredients in food. Experts from IDF, recognized as technical advisor to the Codex Commission of Milk and Milk Products, contributed to […]

Arla Foods amba confirms its June 2017 milk price

Arla Foods amba confirms its June 2017 milk price

Arla Foods amba is holding its milk price for both conventional and organic milk for June 2017, however Arla’s UK price will be adjusted downward, by 0.4 pence per litre, taking the manufacturing standard litre to 27.73 pence. Commenting on the UKAF Board’s decision, Johnnie Russell, Arla Foods amba board director, said “Last month Arla […]

New test to detect antibiotic resistance in dairy cows

New test to detect antibiotic resistance in dairy cows

A new Bayer initiative that involves the testing of bulk milk supply for antibiotic resistance will allow farmers to more effectively treat mastitis in New Zealand. Known as Dairy Antibiogram, the test will allow veterinarians to determine if antibiotic resistance to a mastitis treatment is present on a farm. If resistant bacteria are present, then […]

Arla opens the door on its future

Arla opens the door on its future

The trends, technologies and products that will shape the worldwide dairy category in the future will be created hand-in-hand with chefs, scientists, consumers and customers at Arla Foods’ new state-of-the-art global innovation center. Arla has put innovation at the centre of its growth plans for the next decade. The farmer-owned dairy company is aiming to […]

Arla Foods amba confirms its May 2017 milk price

Arla Foods amba confirms its May 2017 milk price

Although Arla Foods amba is decreasing its on-account price for conventional milk by one eurocent per kilogramme from 1 May 2017, the UKAF board has taken the decision to maintain the conventional price in the UK at 28.13 pence per litre*. Commenting on the UKAF Board’s decision, Jonathan Ovens, Arla Foods amba board director said: […]

Arla Foods amba confirms April milk price

Arla Foods amba confirms April milk price

Arla Foods is decreasing its milk price to owners by 0.42 pence per litre from 1 April. The Arla Foods on-account price has decreased by one eurocent per litre which equates to a reduction of 0.79 pence per manufacturing litre. However, a positive currency impact of 0.37ppl from 1 April, mitigates the full impact of […]

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