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Advice and tips

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

Alternative proteins pose fresh challenge to meat and dairy

Negative publicity aimed at the meat and dairy industry in recent years has contributed to the rise in consumers looking for alternative sources of protein that promise greener or healthier…

BUSINESS

AHDB examines effects of drought across all farm sectors

The AHDB has released an update to its drought impact report, examining the effects of the prolonged dry weather this summer on each farm sector. The levy board added that…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

AHDB study shows how drought could hit milk production

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…

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News

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

First Milk latest buyer to announce new year price drop

First Milk has become the latest milk buyer to announce a cut in its milk price, blaming falling international dairy markets for the move, with a 0.75p/litre reduction coming into…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

AHDB Horizon report gives market outlooks for 2019

AHDB’s latest Horizon report - Agri-market Outlook - considers production and trade prospects for each sector and assumes a trade deal will be done with the EU. The levy body…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Australian processors act on dairy contract reform

Five of the major Australian dairy processors have agreed to milk contract reform after the country’s competition watchdog identified serious issues with the industry last year. Fonterra Australia, Parmalat Australia,…

BUSINESS

Muller kicks off 2019 with milk price cut

Muller Direct milk suppliers will start 2019 with a 1p/litre price drop, to 27.5p/standard litre. The price cut reflected continuing declines in the market value of dairy commodities including cream…

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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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