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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 […]

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 […]

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 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: […]

Key decision makers discuss the future of dairy exports

Key decision makers discuss the future of dairy exports

Speaking at a breakfast seminar with leading politicians, Dairy UK outlined the sector’s potential for global growth and the potential consequences of the Brexit negotiations, stressing that exports are a crucial part of developing and strengthening the dairy industry. Dairy UK set out its vision for the industry in a briefing document for MPs, which […]

Cows curious about country choons

Cows curious about country choons

The results from a test to see how a Scottish dairy herd would respond to country music are in – with the evidence suggesting that the tunes had a real impact on the cows’ behaviour. Mackie’s of Scotland – with the help of Colin Clyne, a local musician and founder of Stonehaven’s ‘Doricana Fest’ – […]

Millions lost to local economy as a result of poor farm gate prices

Millions lost to local economy as a result of poor farm gate prices

Nestled in the Ceredigion countryside are Blaenglowon Fach farm and Pantswllt farm, just outside of Talgarreg. The area was once thriving with milk producing Welsh farming families but due to dwindling farm gate prices and the economic downturn many have stopped farming over the years. Still producing around 6 thousand litres of milk a day […]

A positive outlook for organic dairy exports

A positive outlook for organic dairy exports

Strong global organic dairy growth will continue to give OMSCo (Organic Milk Supplies Cooperative) huge market opportunities following the Brexit result, according to Richard Hampton, managing director of OMSCo. OMSCo, the UK’s largest organic dairy co-operative, has followed a focused strategy to develop global organic markets and a specialist export product portfolio. OMSCo continues to […]

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 […]

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