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Dairy companies cut price paid to farmers

Dairy companies cut price paid to farmers
01-09-2014 05:22 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Innovative dairy hygiene products at the UK Dairy Day
For the dairy industry, lameness remains one of the most significant welfare issues affecting productivity, with over half the average dairy herd expe...
01-09-2014 04:59 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy companies cut price paid to farmers
Leading dairy companies Dairy Crest and Müller have announced a cut of 1.75ppl and 29.00ppl respectively for farmers on their milk contracts from the ...
29-08-2014 03:29 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
EU announces emergency support after Russian ban
The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order t...
26-08-2014 19:09 PM | Renewables, Dairy, News
Cattle feed or biogas? Bangor study reveals important environmental trade-offs for biogas production on dairy farms
There is increasing interest in on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK to manage animal manures and food waste, and to generate renewable electric...
25-08-2014 06:19 AM | News, Cattle, Dairy, Finance
Very gloomy times for UK dairy, Farmers for Action predicts
This week could be 'very gloomy times' for UK dairy farmers, according to Farmers for Action as they expect prices to fall by as much as 2ppl for Octo...
20-08-2014 11:33 AM | Dairy, News
More milk from grass: av 5,900 litres with no cake
This exciting Farm Ideas article shows how it is entirely possible for a small dairy farm, selling raw milk in the conventional way, to provide an inc...
18-08-2014 03:01 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
EU dairy industry to focus on handling Russian ban
A series of key meetings involving European dairy industries, government bodies and the European Commission will be held in the next month to address ...
14-08-2014 06:25 AM | Appointments, Dairy, News
Dairy Council makes two appointments
The Dairy Council has announced the appointments of Dr Anne Mullen as Director of Nutrition and Lydia Cooper as their new Nutrition Scientist. Dr A...
12-08-2014 12:42 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy controls needed in wake of Russian ban, milk board says
The ban on imports declared by Russia last week has made the European Milk Board President Romauld Schaber to stress the importance of a supply manage...
12-08-2014 04:58 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Future proofing businesses at the Dairy Show
Dairy farmers will be examining ways to future-proof their businesses at the Dairy Show this autumn, as global commodity markets enter a weaker phase....
08-08-2014 02:00 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Improved confidence in the dairy sector
Increased confidence in the dairy sector is helping more producers to invest in their businesses for the future, according to rural accountant Old Mil...
05-08-2014 14:04 PM | Dairy, Market Reports, News, Produce
Milk production stays within UK's quota
The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has received end of year details from milk purchasers and direct sellers of the amount of milk which was produced for ...
04-08-2014 16:42 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
September milk prices confirmed
Volatile dairy markets lead to 1st September milk price adjustments. Chairman Sir Jim Paice MP commented: “As a result of falling commodity pric...
28-07-2014 01:56 AM | Dairy, Machinery and Equipment, News
Claw launched for better sheep and goat milking
UK milking equipment manufacturer, Fullwood Limited, has announced the launch of a new sheep and goat milking claw which offers improved efficiencies ...
TB ranked as greatest constraint for dairy farmers
The initial findings of the most comprehensive survey of dairy farmers were released at the Royal Welsh Show today with responses indicating a 20% ris...
23-07-2014 10:45 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest announces price cut from September
Dairy Crest has announced a price reduction of 1.1ppl to farmers on standard Liquid and Davidstow contracts from 1 September. Both price changes have ...
22-07-2014 15:56 PM | Dairy, News, Sheep
Redesigned claw for better sheep and goat milking
The Fullwood RP1 is a vertical unloading clawpiece, designed for use in parlours where the milking equipment is mounted at a high level – such as the ...
15-07-2014 12:19 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest sales grow compared to first quarter
Dairy Crest is issuing the following Interim Management Statement for the 3 months ended 30 June 2014 at its Annual General Meeting later today. ...
04-07-2014 15:07 PM | Arable, Cereal, Crops, Dairy, News
More farmers keen to boost protein value of crops
As the annual cereal harvest looms, alkasystem feed and forage specialist FiveF is reporting a surge of interest from dairy farmers keen to boost the ...
04-07-2014 11:24 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest announces global partnership with Fonterra
Dairy Crest, the leading UK-owned dairy foods company, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Fonterra, the world’s leading dairy e...
04-07-2014 10:19 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Milk price cuts causing 'lack of trust', says NFU
Recent price cuts by milk buyers have caused a lack of trust which must be addressed if the UK is to be competitive in the growing global dairy market...
02-07-2014 12:16 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
Muller confirms milk price reduction from August
Müller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed that its August milk price will be reduced by 1.2ppl. In compliance with the Voluntary Code which requires ...
30-06-2014 16:40 PM | Dairy, News
First Milk August milk prices confirmed
From 1 August the milk price for First Milk’s liquid pool will reduce by 1.75ppl and the milk price for its manufacturing pool will reduce by 1.25ppl....
16-06-2014 09:25 AM | Dairy, News
Powys mega dairy case dismissed
The building of a controversial factory dairy farm can now go ahead following the High Court announcement. The World Society for the Protection of ...
09-06-2014 06:26 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Pricing models need to be developed for dairy sector, says NFU
Milk buyers are being called on to develop pricing models and a strategic partnership with their suppliers. This is after recent announcements by v...
03-06-2014 09:04 AM | Dairy, Market Reports, News
First Milk cuts price as downward dairy trend continues
From 1 July the milk price for First Milk’s manufacturing pool will be cut by 1.15ppl. First Milk chairman Sir Jim Paice MP said: "Unfortunately th...
02-06-2014 09:55 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest cut price paid to farmers
Dairy Crest has announced a price cut of 1.25 ppl for farmers on standard liquid contracts from 1 July. The new price will be 31.2 ppl after the cut. ...
26-05-2014 04:25 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Elanco provides platinum support for dairy industry with 'seminar sandwich'
At a time when driving the dairy industry forward has never been so crucial, Elanco Animal Health is delivering educational support. Its latest com...
22-05-2014 03:22 AM | Dairy, News
Campaign launched to tackle dairy diseases
A new campaign to promote better control of four major diseases affecting the profitability of dairy farming has been launched, led by DairyCo. BVD...
20-05-2014 10:25 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Booths pledges highest milk price for farmers
Booths, a family owned food and drink retailer, launched today a new milk product paying the highest supermarket price of 35.5p per litre to farmers. ...
05-05-2014 03:30 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
June milk price reduction for First Milk
As a result of the continued downward trend in commodity markets over the last few months, First Milk will reduce the milk price for its manufacturing...
02-05-2014 02:42 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Leading geneticist recognised for dairy contribution
A leading animal geneticist from Scotland’s Rural College has been presented with a prestigious award for her contribution to the livestock industry. ...
01-05-2014 01:16 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Farmers frustrated over milk price cuts
As milk processors begin to cut the price paid to dairy farmers for their milk, farm groups have expressed disappointment that farmers fail to receive...
30-04-2014 10:03 AM | News, Dairy, Finance
Muller cuts milk price from June
Müller UK & Ireland Group has confirmed a cut to its milk price to 32.00ppl from June 1. The 1.6ppl adjustment to the Müller Wiseman Milk Group (MW...
29-04-2014 04:53 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Aspiring dairy producer training programme launches
A new business training programme for aspiring dairy producers has been launched by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers in collaboration wi...
28-04-2014 03:45 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy industry faces 'unprecedented challenge' to meet demand
The international dairy industry will face an unprecedented challenge to meet future demand, according to Dr Judith Bryans, chief executive of Dairy U...
17-04-2014 03:18 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Booming milk production 'could trigger cash flow problems' for dairy farmers
Booming UK milk production could trigger cash flow issues for dairy farmers, an agricultural expert has said. Figures just released show that provi...
17-04-2014 03:03 AM | News, Dairy
Commission launches Milk Market Observatory
A new European Milk Market Observatory is being launched by European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos. In light of...
14-04-2014 11:12 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Australian dairy 'offers best risk returns in global agriculture'
Australian dairy currently offers the highest risk-adjusted return of any sector in global agriculture, according to Aquila Capital. Surging global...
14-04-2014 02:39 AM | Dairy, Market Reports, News
Report reveals positive outlook for Welsh dairy
The Welsh dairy processing sector must capitalise on the current positive market situation to create a more sustainable industry for the future, a new...
08-04-2014 11:21 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, News, Veterinary News
Farmer’s despair as nearly a quarter of dairy herd lost to TB
Dorset dairy farmer Paul Gould is facing the prospect of losing nearly a quarter of his closed dairy herd after the animals reacted positively at his ...
03-04-2014 05:52 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Tesco increases milk price paid to farmers
Tesco announced the new price it will pay British dairy farmers for their milk. Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group (TSDG) members will receive the new p...
03-04-2014 05:42 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Collaboration is key to take advantage of dairy growth, says Raymond
The agriculture industry needs to work together to take full advantage of the growth in demand in the dairy sector, NFU President Meurig Raymond has u...
02-04-2014 06:20 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, Renewables
Dairy industry shows improvement in energy efficiency
The UK dairy industry has shown a significant improvement in its energy efficiency performance. Data collected by Dairy Energy Savings (DES), which...
01-04-2014 05:24 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Livestock event to stage world's first live robotic demonstration
The world’s first combined live robotic milking and feeding system demonstration at an exhibition will be staged at the Livestock Event, to be held at...
27-03-2014 02:06 AM | Dairy, News
Welsh dairy farmers urged to take chance
Dairy farmers are determined to have their say about how their industry develops. The initiative which involves farmers completing a short question...
26-03-2014 18:24 PM | Crops, Dairy, News
Docks are ready to grow
Docks have continued growing throughout the winter and are now ready to grow rapidly as soon as the weather warms up. They could start growing earlier...
21-03-2014 15:56 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
International dairy pricing 'to ease through 2014'
Global milk pricing is expected to ease from mid to late Q2 2013, according to the Q2 Dairy Quarterly report. Exportable supply rose strongly in Q4...
21-03-2014 15:27 PM | Dairy, Finance, News
Muller to offer 33.60ppl from April
Dairy farmer suppliers to Müller UK & Ireland Group are to receive a milk price of 33.60ppl in the new milk year. The move benefits all Müller Wise...
20-03-2014 06:19 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
First Milk confirms the payment of its year-end returns
First Milk confirms the payment of its year-end, return on investment, to members. A strong performance over the last six months of the financial ...
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