By FWi staff
ZENITH has announced a milk price increase of about 2.2ppl backdated to 1 April, taking the average price to about 20ppl for every-other-day collection.
The price rise was achieved through securing added-value contracts by offering “unrivalled” levels of service and support, says managing director Chris Bird.
The co-op, which markets nearly 1.4 billion litres of milk a year for 3400 dairy farmers, will pay the increase through the monthly premium, volume bonuses and a reduced stop charge.
The rise beats the recent price increases made by processors, further narrowing the gap that traditionally existed between direct supply prices and those paid by co-ops.
Wiseman is paying 2ppl more from this month, and Arla 1.75ppl. Dairy Crest is offering 1.5ppl more, for liquid milk only.
- Supermarkets to pay more for liquid milk, FWi, 06 April, 2001
- Milk sellers pour back into co-ops (includes Milk Price Review), FWi, 28 March, 2001