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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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DAIRY

The effect of a hard Brexit on the UK dairy industry

We shouldn’t underestimate the financial shock that a hard Brexit could cause to our industry, says Kite Consulting’s John Allen. A hard Brexit would result in no trade agreements and,…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Branded milk could offer brighter future for dairy industry

“The white stuff is knackered,” pronounced dairy market analyst Chris Walkland, on the state of margins in the UK liquid milk market. “We need to grow the size of the…

BUSINESS

Outlook 2019: Rising dairy costs to necessitate efficiencies

With much uncertainty over the future direction of milk prices, Andersons' Mike Houghton says rising costs are likely to cause further industry consolidation and hasten the need for efficiency gains.…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Exporting east: Trade prospects with India

In April 2018, Theresa May embarked on a global schmoozing tour in an attempt to lay the groundwork for a number of post-Brexit free-trade agreements (FTAs). Top of the list…

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News

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

FSA data shows milk producer numbers continue to fall

Food Standards Agency (FSA) numbers, gleaned from registered producer numbers for milk hygiene inspections, shows a further drop of 53 producers in July, to a total of 8,650 in England…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Cheese exporters take Brexit levy risk to continue trading

Cheese exporters are booking consignments beyond 31 October and bearing the risk of paying export taxes in the event that the UK leaves the EU with no deal. “We are…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Grain exports throttled by 31 October deadline

Traders say it is impossible to sell grain for export to the EU after October unless the seller takes the risk of an export tax resulting from a no-deal exit.…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

No bull calf left behind for Morrisons' dairy farmers

The 200 dairy farmers supplying Morrisons for Arla are for the first time being guaranteed a home for all bull calves produced. Farmers will have the right to sell all…

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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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