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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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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

How can the dairy sector counter the vegan challenge?

Just how prevalent is veganism, how persuasive are the arguments and what should the dairy sector be doing about it?  Vegans may make a lot of noise, but their overall…

DAIRY

The effect of a hard Brexit on the UK dairy industry

We shouldn’t underestimate the financial shock that a hard Brexit could cause to our industry, says Kite Consulting’s John Allen. A hard Brexit would result in no trade agreements and,…

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.…

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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Administration leaves farmers owed for six weeks' milk

About 70 milk producers have been left without payment for about six weeks’ milk supply as a result of Tomlinson’s Dairies going into administration. Mike Denny and Peter Dickens of…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Tomlinson’s Dairies goes into administration

Tomlinson’s Dairies has gone into administration, leaving about 70 farmers owed for six weeks’ milk supply. Mike Denny and Peter Dickens of PwC were appointed joint administrators to the Wrexham-based…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Farm leaders demand answers over Tomlinson's Dairies

Farm leaders are demanding urgent answers in the wake of Wrexham-based Tomlinson's Dairies telling milk producers it will no longer be accepting deliveries. Milk suppliers to the dairy were informed…

BUSINESS

First Milk cuts November milk price by 0.45p/litre

First Milk has announced a 0.45p/litre price cut for its members from November 2019. The move will cut the liquid standard litre price from 27.45p/litre to 27p/litre while the manufacturing…

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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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