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News and analysis on milk prices, including farmgate prices, liquid milk, milk powder, wholesale dairy markets, dairy commodity prices, spot prices, cheese prices, butter prices, and GDT index news. See where export and retail opportunities exist and stay informed on consumer trends.

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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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New Dairy Crest milk contract: what producers need to know

Dairy Crest farmers have been presented with a new-style milk contract — now they have to decide whether to sign. The Davidstow Balancing deal looks like the A and B…

4 ways dairy farms can cut costs with better performance

Dairy farmers can make big cost savings helping them get through the downturn by boosting performance, according to a report. The annual Dairy Costings Focus from consultant Kingshay shows areas…

Yeo Valley's Mary Mead on dairy industry hopes and Friesians

Yeo Valley’s Mary Mead has won the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) Princess Royal Award for outstanding services to the dairy industry. Mrs Mead, who oversees her family’s…

Milk quota abolition: How farmers are reacting to the pressure

An increase in market volatility is on the cards following the abolition of milk quotas after 31 years, dairy farmers have been warned. Production constraints came to an end across…

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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

AHDB study shows how drought could hit milk margins

The hot dry weather could soon hit milk yields and push up concentrate use, according to a study by AHDB Dairy analysts. Combined, May and June weather statistics show these…

MILK PRICES

Where are milk prices headed in rising dairy markets?

Strengthening dairy markets mean producer milk prices could hit the 30p/litre milestone in the next three months, as wholesale butter and cream prices continue to soar. Most UK dairy farmers…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

How can dairy exports benefit UK producers?

Brexit uncertainty and a hyper-competitive retail environment mean many businesses are gearing up to export the best UK dairy has to offer. The prospects for this trade are encouraging, with…

BUSINESS

Analysis: Hard Brexit best for UK milk prices

A hard Brexit leading to a weaker pound and high inflation would be the best post-EU scenario for UK farmgate milk prices, according to new analysis from Kite Consulting. The…

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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Drought driving more dairy dispersal sales

Concerns about feed supplies have led to a rise in dairy dispersal sales across the UK and pulled sales forward from the usual autumn period.  Prices for some commercial dairy…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Higher dairy returns could be wiped out by drought

This summer’s drought is set to cancel out higher returns to UK dairy farmers as the cost of feed continues to rise, according to a report from independent dairy specialist…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

First Milk raises August milk price by 0.8p/litre

First Milk is increasing its August farmgate milk price by 0.8p/litre to 28p for a standard liquid litre (4% butterfat, 3.3% protein). The rise takes the manufacturing standard litre (4.2%…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Arla price rise driven by Europe-wide drought

European dairy co-op, Arla has increased its milk price by one eurocent/kg after record hot, dry weather affected milk production across the Continent. The farmgate price rise means Arla’s 2,400…

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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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