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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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Insights

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Why milking herd numbers fell by 50,000 in 2019

The GB milking herd contracted by almost 50,000 head in 2019, according to British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) figures. At 1 January 2020, the herd stood at 1.72m head –…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Whatever happened to A2 milk?

In 2011 the launch of A2 milk was hailed a breakthrough for consumers who suffered an allergic reaction to ordinary milk. Researchers in New Zealand had found that cows produced…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Outlook 2020: Milk output to stabilise but challenges remain

After remaining high throughout 2019, UK milk production looks likely to stabilise in the coming months, which should help prices remain relatively stable for the foreseeable future, according to Andersons’…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Muller to incentivise ending bull calf euthanasia

Dairy processor Muller has become the latest milk buyer to encourage farmers to phase out bull calf euthanasia as momentum grows across the industry to bring the practice to an…

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News

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Coronavirus: Pensworth seeks government loan to pay for milk

Milk processor Pensworth will pay its suppliers just 25% of their standard milk price until it gets an emergency government loan as it battles a slump in demand from the…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Barber’s holds milk price despite coronavirus disruption

Cheesemaker Barber’s has announced it will be holding its milk price for May, despite volatility in the dairy markets.   This will be the seventh month in a row that…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Dairy sales boom overshadowed by coronavirus uncertainty

Retail demand for fresh milk and key dairy products has remained at a peak this week, as shoppers stock up amid the coronavirus lockdown. According to AHDB Dairy the market…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Relief for members as Arla holds April milk price

Arla is holding its April milk price for full members, following a 0.9p/litre rise for March. However, because the Arla price is set in Euro, a currency adjustment will see…

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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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Video

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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