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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…

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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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…

Why this dairy recovery is the real deal

Positive signs of a dairy market recovery are growing, offering producers hope that an end to the worst crisis for 30 years could be drawing nearer. July and August saw…

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…

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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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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…

BUSINESS

Analysis: Hard Brexit best for UK milk prices

A hard Brexit leading to a weaker pound and high inflation would be the best post-EU scenario for UK farmgate milk prices, according to new analysis from Kite Consulting. The…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Outlook 2018: Cost of production analysis vital for dairy

Despite the milk price increases of 2017 and now the potential downturn of 2018, the dairy sector must become more focused on improving productivity and profitability fit for the highs…

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News

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Meadow Foods raises milk price by 0.5p/litre

Meadow Foods suppliers will be getting another 0.5p/litre from 1 August, taking the buyer’s standard A litre milk price to 28.50p/litre.  The price change, the fourth so far this year,…

BREXIT

Brexit could create a ‘new scale’ of milk crisis

Any limitations placed on free and frictionless trade resulting from the UK leaving the EU would lead to an unparalleled dairy crisis across the continent, according to the body representing…

BUSINESS

NFU promotes British-made ice-cream to public

British dairy farmers who produce and sell ice cream from the farmgate are being encouraged to sign up for the NFU’s nationwide Ice Cream Map. The interactive map, which already…

FARMLIFE

13 tweets celebrating World Milk Day around the globe

Friday (1 June) is the 17th annual World Milk Day, which encourages dairy consumers and producers to celebrate all things milk. Farmers Weekly took a look at some of the best…

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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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