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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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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…

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…

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TAKING STOCK

Feed worries are still hampering commercial dairy trade

Rising feed costs and winter forage shortages are still stifling an otherwise much firmer dairy trade, which has been strengthening since the summer lows. First-choice cows and fresh heifers giving…

BUSINESS

Muller and Barber's hold November milk price

Dairy processor Muller is holding its farmgate milk price for November, but warned it is feeling the bite from weak demand for cream and butter. “Maintaining an unchanged Müller Direct…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Arla price rise follows strong business performance

The UK’s largest dairy co-op Arla has raised its milk price for October by 1 eurocent. The increase translates to a 1.09p/litre rise for producers on manufacturing contracts, meaning litres…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Drought cost to UK dairy revealed as production catches up

Dairy farmers ramped up concentrate use across May, June and July in order to maintain milk yields, leading to an average feed price increase of 1.3p/litre in July alone, according…

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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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