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Milk contracts: what farmers need to check

As the dairy industry edges tentatively towards a recovery, producers are being encouraged to scrutinise milk contracts to ensure they’re getting the best deal.   With many producers attracting several…

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Are A-B contracts fit for purpose? We ask the experts

Many processors are set to revisit their milk contract pricing strategy as a result of an oversupply of milk and subsequent lower milk prices. In recent weeks, First Milk joined…

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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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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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8 factors driving the dairy recovery

Dairy prices are clambering up from the depths of the downturn. Farmers may not yet feel the recovery, but there are more positive noises around. [caption id="attachment_1226271" align="alignnone" width="900"] ©Global…

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Case studies

MILK 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…

MILK PRICES

Q&A: How free-range milk can help struggling dairy farmers

The UK’s first free-range branded milk was launched in July. Under the Pasture Promise label it aims to secure farmers a premium price for grass-based dairying.. Farmers Weekly talks to founder Neil…

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Global milk supply insights for post-quotas UK market

The EU is abolishing milk quotas from April, but what is the state of play in other parts of the world? Rhian Price and Charlie Taverner investigate. New Zealand In…

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Insights

MILK 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…

MILK PRICES

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…

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Model dairy farm: Prospects for 2018

Like many, Savills' model dairy farm is suffering the after-effects of a prolonged milk price crash and what looks an all-too-brief recovery. We look the prospects for how the farm's…

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Analysis: Combating short-term dairy farm vulnerability

In the three years since March 2014, the number of herds in the South West deemed by AHDB as being “long-term sustainable” has fallen from 82% to just 17% by…

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News

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Price rise for First Milk dairy farmers

British farmer-owned co-op First Milk has announced a 1.2p/litre farmgate price increase from 1 July. The rise means First Milk’s 900 producers will receive 27.2p/litre for standard liquid litres with…

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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…

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Meadow Foods latest processor to up milk price

UK dairy processor, Meadow Foods has increased its A litre milk price by 1p/litre from the start of next month. The move means the 650 Meadow producers will receive 28p/litre…

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Consecutive price holds for Barber's producers

The UK’s oldest cheddar maker, Barber’s has held its milk price for July at 28.87p/litre for manufacturing litres. Improving butter and skim milk powder values mean the processor’s 150 suppliers…

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Opinion

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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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Online tool launched to help increase milk revenues

An online milk price calculator has been developed by AHDB Dairy to help farmers see if they could get a better price for their milk from their current contract. The…

NEWS

Video: Shoppers give verdict on 'Milk for Farmers'

A new brand of milk and cheese that pays dairy farmers more for their milk has been welcomed by shoppers. Morrisons has launched its Milk for Farmers in all its…

NEWS

Video: Farmers take up milk bucket challenge to highlight crisis

Protesting dairy farmers have taken to drenching themselves with milk in a bid to promote awareness of the price crisis and to raise funds for a farming charity. The stunts,…

NEWS

Video: Cow and sheep help get prices crisis message to Londoners

A cow and two sheep have been walked through central London to show consumers where their food comes from, and to highlight low prices facing farmers. Scott Ruck, manager of…

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