28 July 1995

Extra payment commitment

THE Milk Group has announced it will be paying its members an extra 0.6p/litre from Nov 1, the first buyer to make such a commitment.

For a 4.1% butterfat and 3.3% protein standard litre, this will take the price to a "guaranteed" 25.6p/litre. Hygiene penalties have not been changed and deductions start for TBCs of over 20,000 and cell counts of over 400,000.

The group is also to make a 13th payment in 1996 and will not charge haulage for daily collections of over 2000 litres.