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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

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…

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…

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News

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Dairy report shows costs gap between top and bottom herds

The top 25% of dairy farms are making a margin of up to 12p/litre more than their counterparts in the bottom quartile because of lower costs. AHDB has published its…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Brexit stockpiling sees dairy exports and imports rise

Dairy imports and exports have risen sharply since the start of the year, with stockpiling as an insurance against a no-Brexit deal thought to be the key driver. HMRC figures…

MILK PRICES

First Milk holds farmgate price for fourth month

Uncertainty and downward pressure on domestic dairy prices have pushed British dairy co-op First Milk to freeze its farmgate milk price for next month. The wholly British farmer-owned milk buyer’s…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Barber’s holds milk price, despite ‘serious Brexit cloud’

West Country cheesemaker Barber’s is holding its May milk price, despite domestic milk production being at record levels and concern over the effects of a no-deal Brexit on exports. The…

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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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