13 October 2000
Scottish Milk sets price-rise pace

By FWi staff

SCOTTISH Milk will pay its 1500 members 2.2ppl more for milk from the beginning of this month – the biggest rise in this autumns price round so far.

It has also announced a new volume related bonus, ranging from 0.1ppl for farmers producing 1000-1500 litres/day to 0.5ppl for those supplying over 4000 litres/day.

The news confirms Scottish Milk chairman John Duncans long-held belief that the dairy market could support an increase of at least 2ppl, and is the result, he says, of vigorous discussions with buyers.

The National Farmers Union of Scotland applauded what it called Scottish Milks “steely negotiations”.

President Jim Walker said that all dairy producers should recognise the effort involved.

“We are all well aware of the dairy trades reluctance to pay any more for their milk, despite the substantial improvements in their markets.”