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FUW calls for commitment to cheese pricing

FUW calls for commitment to cheese pricing

The Farmers’ Union of Wales is urging Tesco to back Welsh dairy farmers by committing to a minimum farm gate price of 28 pence per litre for cheese purchased from First Milk and South Caernarfon Creameries. Following a meeting with industry representatives earlier this month, Tesco agreed to consider a minimum farm gate price for […]

Arla Foods amba maintains milk price for September 2015

Arla Foods amba maintains milk price for September 2015

Following a period of milk price reductions, the Arla Foods amba on-account price will remain unchanged for September 2015 for its 13,500 owners, including 3,000 from the UK. Commenting on the decision, Ash Amirahmadi, head of milk and member services at Arla Foods UK, said: ”We are in a position to hold our milk price […]

FUW welcomes ‘Milk for farmers’

FUW welcomes ‘Milk for farmers’

The FUW has welcomed a move by retailer Morrisons, which will see the creation of a new milk brand designed to help struggling dairy farmers. The new ‘Milk for Farmers’ brand will cost an extra ten pence in store, with the extra money being passed back to those farmers supplying the co-operative Aria. “Milk prices […]

Morrisons must go further on milk

Morrisons must go further on milk

Morrisons must support dairy farmers by paying a sustainable price, the NFU said today. In recent meetings with the retailer, the NFU outlined the pressures affecting dairy farmers, especially the unsustainable milk price being received on farm. Many dairy farmers are now receiving milk prices far below the cost of production. This has led to […]

First Milk half day notice on price cut is totally unacceptable, say NFU

First Milk half day notice on price cut is totally unacceptable, say NFU

First Milk has announced a milk price cut of 0.5ppl for members – giving them just half a day’s notice. Suppliers were told the news late last Friday that their price for August 1 was being reduced. NFU dairy board vice chairman Michael Oakes said: “Two years ago First Milk signed up to the Voluntary […]

Confirmation of the Arla Foods amba July 2015 milk price

Confirmation of the Arla Foods amba July 2015 milk price

Arla Foods amba on-account price will reduce by one eurocent per kg (0.77 pence when applied to the UK standard litre), with effect from 6 July 2015. In addition, sterling has continued to strengthen and July sees a new quarter’s (April to June) average exchange rate being introduced to the pricing mechanism. The introduction of […]

Confirmation of the Arla Foods amba June milk price

Confirmation of the Arla Foods amba June milk price

After increasing its milk price by 1.5 eurocent per kg in April and maintaining the price into May, the Arla Foods amba on account milk price will reduce by one eurocent per kg with effect from 25 May 2015. When applied to the UK standard litre, the impact will be a reduction of 0.84 pence […]

Farming organisations agree that work needed to improve milk contracts

Farming organisations agree that work needed to improve milk contracts

A working group of farming organisations has met to assess the current state of the dairy sector and to review areas where they can work collaboratively. Representatives from the CLA, Farmers for Action, National Farmers Union, National Farmers Union of Scotland, NFU Cymru, the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers and the Tenant Farmers Association […]

NFU: Arla milk price rise step in the right direction

NFU: Arla milk price rise step in the right direction

Arla has announced that it will increase the price it pays to its UK members by 0.83ppl* from March 30. This will take their standard litre price to 25.8ppl and is the first positive move by a major UK milk buyer in many months. The UK price takes into account a new Jan-March average exchange […]

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