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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Video: Top farmer tips for a resilient dairy business

The nature of global milk price volatility and the recent downturn has meant many UK producers have been forced out of the dairy sector. However, it has helped to create…

PAYMENTS, SCHEMES AND GRANTS

Checklist: How dairy farmers can get ready for EU milk scheme

The first deadline for the EU’s new milk supply scheme is just over a month away – but how can producers make sure they don’t miss out on this vital…

Lower cost of production only way to compete

The reduction of subsidies and abolition of milk quotas is throwing open the door to the global marketplace. If farmers want to become global traders they have to understand the…

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Insights

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Whatever happened to A2 milk?

In 2011 the launch of A2 milk was hailed a breakthrough for consumers who suffered an allergic reaction to ordinary milk. Researchers in New Zealand had found that cows produced…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Outlook 2020: Milk output to stabilise but challenges remain

After remaining high throughout 2019, UK milk production looks likely to stabilise in the coming months, which should help prices remain relatively stable for the foreseeable future, according to Andersons’…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Muller to incentivise ending bull calf euthanasia

Dairy processor Muller has become the latest milk buyer to encourage farmers to phase out bull calf euthanasia as momentum grows across the industry to bring the practice to an…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

How can the dairy sector counter the vegan challenge?

Just how prevalent is veganism, how persuasive are the arguments and what should the dairy sector be doing about it?  Vegans may make a lot of noise, but their overall…

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News

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Dale Farm and ABP sign dairy beef supply deal

Northern Irish farmers supplying Dale Farm have a new way to market dairy beef calves after the milk processor entered into a supply chain partnership with meat processor ABP. Dairy…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

February price rise for Meadow Foods farmer milk suppliers

Meadow Foods is raising its farmgate milk price by 0.5p/litre from 1 February. This means its 650 farmer suppliers will be paid 25.5p/litre for their standard A litres. Meadow contracted…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Saputo to ban farmers from shooting dairy calves in 2021

Dairy farmers supplying cheesemaker Saputo Dairy UK will be banned from shooting healthy bull calves from October 2021, the processor has said. The company is supplied by 330 farmers within…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Muller to return to profit within six months

Muller, the UK’s largest liquid milk supplier, is forecasting a return to profitability in 2020 after a 12-month cost-cutting programme. The Market Drayton-based firm has cut its number of farmer…

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Opinion

BUSINESS

Dairy farmers are heading for cashflow crisis again

The current path of milk prices has serious cashflow implications that require careful appraisal and monitoring, warns Kite Consulting’s John Allen. A farmgate milk price of 26p/litre effectively means even…

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Video: Top farmer tips for a resilient dairy business

The nature of global milk price volatility and the recent downturn has meant many UK producers have been forced out of the dairy sector. However, it has helped to create…

Scottish dairy Graham's reveals plans for £20m factory

Scottish milk buyer Graham’s has unveiled detailed plans for a £20m processing, research and training centre in Stirling. The Hill of Drip site will create 350m litres of capacity for…

BUSINESS

Dairy Crest to sell dairy business to Müller in £80m deal

Dairy Crest has announced it is selling the assets of its liquid milk operations to Müller UK & Ireland Group in a deal worth £80 million. The deal, which will…

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