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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Check cover and rules for wasted milk, farmers told

Dairy producers have been warned to check their insurance cover and the rules for disposing of milk after a spate of missed collections. The most recent incident saw a number…

DAIRY

Coronavirus: 4 tips for dairy farmers hit by slump in demand

The coronavirus pandemic means dairy farmers supplying milk to food service have been hit hard by a slump in demand due to the lockdown. Farmers supplying processors Freshways, Yew Tree…

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…

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MARKETS AND TRENDS

Latest commodity outlook: Weather and Covid-19 uncertainty

While tight supply makes the outlook relatively firm for some farm outputs, global factors and the path of the UK’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic mean things are far…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Report shows bottom 25% narrowing dairy performance gap

The bottom 25% of dairy herds narrowed the gap with the top performers across several measures in the latest Kingshay costings report, for the year ended March 2021. On average…

BUSINESS

FAO Outlook: Increased food output met by strong demand

Early forecasts point to a resilient global food trade in 2021-22, with increased supplies met by strong demand, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).…

BUSINESS

New figures reveal organic milk production levels

Almost half a billion litres of organic milk were produced by British dairy herds during 2020-2021, new figures show. The data on organic milk has been collated by the AHDB…

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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Rise in October milk price for Arla members

Arla is the latest processor to announce a milk price rise, with members set to receive a 0.32p/litre increase from 1 October. Denmark-based Arla calculates its milk price in euros…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Bright spots in dairy market tempered by rising costs

Growing retail sales and export potential are two bright spots in the dairy market outlook. However, rising farm production and processing costs, along with competition from alternatives, will continue to…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

NFU aims to double value of dairy exports in next 10 years

The NFU has set out targets and actions to double dairy exports in the next decade. Announcing the plans at UK Dairy Day in Telford this week, the union said…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Steady milk price outlook for autumn

The outlook is for a steady milk price through the autumn, despite Arla’s 0.9p/litre cut for September, says Kite Consulting. Farmgate price announcements for October are expected next week from…

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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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