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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…

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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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Analysis: What could reform of milk contract law achieve?

Last week, Defra fired the starting pistol on a 12-week consultation with the UK dairy industry on how it may regulate the supply contracts between farmers and processors. Those in…

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’…

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DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Arla reveal 0.63p/litre July price cut

Arla farmers are set to see a 0.63p/litre price reduction in July after the co-operative said it was still feeling the effects of a demand shortage caused by the coronavirus…

MILK PRICES

Dairy farmers asked for views on mandatory milk contracts

After two years of promising it, the government has launched a UK-wide 12-week consultation on the introduction of mandatory terms for milk contracts. This follows a review of supply chain…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

British dairy herd numbers fall again

The decline in Britain’s dairy cattle numbers has continued this spring, according to British Cattle Movement Service (BCMS) statistics.   On 1 April 2020, the total milking herd was 1.7m…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Milk Your Moments campaign reaches millions

The “Milk Your Moments” dairy marketing campaign has been seen by 29.5 million people in the national press and 33 million across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter since its launch in…

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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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