Robert Wiseman reveals farmgate price rise

Robert Wiseman Dairies is the latest milk buyer to increase the price it pays dairy farmers.

Wiseman is to increase its standard-litre farmgate milk price by 1p/litre to 26.72p/litre from 1 April, placing it at the head of the field on contracts not aligned to majr retailers.

The move follows a 1p/litre increase for 1 March announced last month. The processor said the rise reflected a continued strengthening in the commodity value of milk.

The latest move will places Wiseman’s standard-litre price ahead of those offered by its major competitors in the fresh milk processing sector, for dairy farmers not aligned to major retailers. Last week Arla Foods announced a 2p/litre rise to 26.2p/litre.

In a statement, Wiseman said it would “continue to reflect momentum in the market for farm gate milk, whilst maintaining its competitive position”.

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