21 January 1999
Dairy industry up in arms
over Milk Marque offer

THE dairy distribution and processing sector has hit the roof over Milk Marques new selling round.

Milk Marque has proposed a 0.7ppl increase in its varying supply contracts, which account for about two-thirds of sales.

Other contracts will see price cuts of 0.3p to 0.8p.

Jim Begg, director-general of the Dairy Industry Federation, said he was surprised by the rise.

Mr Begg said the increases were taking place at a time when the market was in decline.