Unigate supplier plea

5 June 1998

Unigate supplier plea

MORE direct milk suppliers are wanted by Unigate so the company can meet a growing demand for farm-assured milk, and replace supplies lost to other buyers.

Potential suppliers must meet hygiene quality, animal welfare and farm appearance standards.

Standard litre price is 19.222p/litre plus up to 2.5p/litre quality bonus. Seasonality payments range from +4p a litre in July and August to -2p a litre in April and May. Transport charges are £9.50 to £14 a collection.

Unigates head of agricultural affairs, Brian Pocock, said: "We would not be embarrassed by an extra 100m litres." Unigate is working on a scheme allowing smaller producers to transport their own milk.

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