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With Arla Foods moving towards a solids-based milk payment model and speculation other processors will follow suit, experts are advising producers to focus on genetics and nutrition to increase the fat and protein content of their milk. Phil Clarke, a cow nutrition and breeding specialist at P&L Agri Consulting, expects all major processors to have made the switch to a model with greater emphasis on milk solids. Only supermarkets are likely to continue to base raw milk prices on volume. […]