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Milk processors must be open and honest

Milk processors must be open and honest

With dairy farmers across the country under severe financial pressure from low prices, the NFU is urging all milk processors to be open and honest with suppliers about their plans to get through the next year. The call comes with UK milk supply continuing to be far ahead of levels in early 2015, global demand […]

Arla Foods amba maintains milk price for December 2015

Arla Foods amba maintains milk price for December 2015

Arla Foods amba is maintaining its on-account milk price at 23.04 pence per litre, during December 2015, for its 12,700 owners, including around 3,000 from the UK. Commenting on the situation, Ash Amirahmadi, head of milk and member services at Arla Foods UK, said: “The firming of the market that we witnessed last month has […]

Consumers support Morrisons Milk for Farmers

Consumers support Morrisons Milk for Farmers

British grocery shoppers are demonstrating their commitment to dairy farmers and overwhelmingly supporting the new Morrisons’ Milk for Farmers range. The fresh milk, which is 100% sourced from Arla farms in the UK, is attracting an additional 10 pence per litre of milk sold which is passed back in full to Arla. As per the […]

Arla Foods amba maintains milk price

Arla Foods amba maintains milk price

Arla Foods amba on-account price will remain unchanged from 26 October 2015 for its 12,700 owners, including around 3,000 from the UK, at 23.04 pence per litre. Commenting on the situation, Ash Amirahmadi, head of milk and member services at Arla Foods UK, said: “Despite production slowing down and even declining in some parts of […]

Plan now to combat future volatility, dairy farmers told

Plan now to combat future volatility, dairy farmers told

Dairy farmers should prepare for price volatility to continue but can do much to make their future successful. That was the message from the latest in a series of agricultural conversations hosted by NatWest in association with sector experts. Luke Grossman, senior dairy analyst with AHDB Dairy, set the scene on the call and provided […]

Dairy aid package fails to recognise milk price disparity

Dairy aid package fails to recognise milk price disparity

According to Defra, dairy producers in Wales will receive some £3.2 million of the total allocated to the UK, with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland receiving £15.5, £5.1 and £2.3 respectively. The Welsh Government has already confirmed that payments will be based upon how much milk a farmer produced in the 2014-15 production year. Newly […]

Arla Foods amba to increase milk price

Arla Foods amba to increase milk price

Arla Foods amba is increasing its on-account price by 0.5 eurocents per kg, with effect from 28 September 2015. When this is applied to the UK standard litre it gives a 0.38 pence positive impact. October sees a new quarter’s (July to September) average exchange rate being introduced to the pricing mechanism. The introduction of this […]

Committee of the Regions: EC emergency package won’t resolve milk crisis

Committee of the Regions: EC emergency package won’t resolve milk crisis

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has claimed that the European Commission has waited for the milk situation to become untenable for producers before announcing emergency measures. The new package, it argues, will still not tackle structural problems in the EU’s deregulated dairy sector. In April 2015 the CoR – the EU’s assembly of […]

NFU provides evidence to Efra Committee inquiry into dairy prices

NFU provides evidence to Efra Committee inquiry into dairy prices

Improved market transparency, development of risk management measures, more formal producer representation, fairer milk contracts and a review of UK processing capacity are urgently required to ensure a sustainable dairy industry going forward, according to the NFU. NFU dairy board vice chairman Michael Oakes and chief dairy adviser Sian Davies appeared before the first Efra […]

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