THE Milk Group has ended its first accounting period with a surplus equivalent to 0.4p/litre.
As such, a supplement of 0.3p/litre is to go out to all members for their November 1994 to March 1995 deliveries with next months milk cheque, taking the average price for the period to 25.3p/litre.
The Milk Group currently supplies some 250m litres to nine buyers, including Dairy Crest, Unigate and The Cheese Company, worth about £65m/year. It is looking to expand and is offering to help meet any penalties incurred by producers wishing to leave a rival buyer. *