DFoB members may miss out on contracts

Hundreds of Dairy Farmers of Britain members may miss out on contracts as buyers reach capacity and begin closing their books.  


Sources from several milk processors say they are only a day away from stopping any new members joining.


Farmers Weekly has created a table of contracts available which will be updated as processors reach capacity. 


Despite the need to secure a contract the advice remains to think carefully before signing.

























































Contracts available


Processor


Taking DFoB members


Contract available


Milk price


Area


Number of suppliers signed up


Arla


Yes


Temporary contract for six month period


Current market price


Yorkshire, south of the Wash and Gloucestershire, not Cornwall


Under 100


Dairy Crest


Yes – only in catchment area


Suppliers on transition agreement


24.2p/litre + one-off interim payment


Central and southern England


Over 100


First Milk


Yes


Six month – criteria volume and location


22.03p


North England and midlands


Over 350


Meadow Foods


Yes


12 month


Current market price


Cheshire, Staffordshire, north Wales, Cumbria


Under 100, although some were already serving notice with DFoB


Milk Link


Yes


Five-month direct supply contract to Llandyrnog Creamery


23.5p


North Wales, Lancashire, Cheshire, north midlands


160 – expect to take on over 300 


Robert Wiseman


No


Permanent contract for 70 new members


24.02p


Shropshire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester


Over 100, although some were already serving notice with DFoB


Contact numbers


Arla


0113 382 7000


Dairy Crest


01372 472372


First Milk


0141 847 6800


Meadow Foods


Chester: 01244 680071


Milk Link


01752 331 881


Peter Moffat: 07767 225867 or Peter Bennett 07966 436201


Robet Wiseman


01355 244261