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BUSINESS

Organic dairy farming in 2022: Opportunities and challenges

The value of the UK organic dairy sector has remained fairly flat over the last five years, with consumer demand in the UK behind many other developed nations. Despite this…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Promar predicts another big jump in dairy cost of production

Cost of production on UK dairy farms could rise by an average of 5.4p/litre between March 2021 and March 2023, to 34p/litre, according to consultant Promar International. Managing director Neil…

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…

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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Milk markets: Will 50p/litre cause production to increase?

The news that Freshways is aiming to be the first processor to pay its producers 50p/litre, starting in September, has raised eyebrows across the industry this week. If achieved, the…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Farm business outlook 2022: Costs outstrip milk price rises

To assess the effect on dairy farming systems operating at different levels of performance, Andersons has used the AHDB dairy performance results from 2018-19, tracking key areas of dairy farm…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Aligned milk contracts: The pros and cons for dairy farmers

Costs of production continue to rise for the dairy industry, with feed, labour, and fuel costs all high and farm businesses feeling the pressure. Aligned milk contracts have been playing…

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…

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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Barber's adds 2.5p/litre for August, AHDB lowers forecast

Cheesemaker Barber’s is adding 2.5p/litre to its farmgate manufacturing price for August, based on supplies of 4.1% butterfat and 3.28% protein. When applied to the milkprices.com manufacturing litre (4.2% butterfat…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Arla rise takes price close to 50p/litre for July milk

Arla’s farmgate milk price will increase by 1.66p/litre from 1 July for a standard manufacturing litre. Members will be paid a market-leading price of 49.45p/litre for a manufacturing litre with…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Freshways plans to pay 50p/litre for milk in September

Freshways has announced it plans to be the first processor to pay producers 50p/litre, starting in September. The company also confirmed a July price of 45p/litre for a standard liquid…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Milk production falling for longest stretch since 2012

Global milk production is forecast to have decreased for 12 consecutive months by the end of June for the first time in 10 years. According to the latest dairy report…

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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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