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Retailers must support dairy farmers after price slump, NFU says

Retailers must support dairy farmers after price slump, NFU says
01-10-2014 06:34 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Retailers must support dairy farmers after price slump, NFU says
Many dairy farmers are feeling financial pain following a downturn in global dairy commodity prices and retailers have been urged to look for ways to ...
30-09-2014 08:47 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest announces milk price cut
Dairy Crest have announced a cut of 1.3 ppl for farmers on standard Liquid and Davidstow contracts from 1st November 2014. The company recently sai...
30-09-2014 04:21 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News
Cost control 'critical' to dairy farm profits as prices slump
Although dairy farmers' income jumped sharply last year, cost control will be critical if they are to weather this autumn's low milk prices, rural acc...
29-09-2014 10:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Milk price crisis: 'Cuts getting more severe with more excuses'
'The cuts keep coming' dairy farmers were warned by Farmers for Action group, 'getting more severe each time with more and more excuses' as a number o...
25-09-2014 10:39 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Arla cuts milk price paid to farmers
Arla Foods has announced a cut of 1.67ppl for its milk price paid to UK farmers. In addition, the next quarter’s currency exchange rate takes effec...
24-09-2014 10:34 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Tesco cuts price paid to dairy farmers
Tesco has today confirmed it will cut the price it will pay to British dairy farmers for six months from the 1st November, following an independent co...
23-09-2014 08:05 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Pressure on milk prices: Dairy Crest to cut 260 jobs
Dairy Crest will close two factories, in what it calls a 'challenging trading environment', which will put 260 jobs at risk. "Our Dairies operation...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
A health check for your soil
Soil is the basic raw material of farming and fundamental to agricultural productivity. Traditionally soil health has been seen largely as a function ...
Win £1000 off your next fertiliser order
Quality fertiliser is the key to yield and that holds true whether it’s applied to grass, other forage or arable crops so this great prize of £1000 to...
11-09-2014 08:24 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Dairy crisis meeting planned after price crash
In the wake of very gloomy times ahead for British dairy, Farmers for Action have organised a series of crisis meetings which senior figures in the NF...
11-09-2014 02:33 AM | Dairy, News
FUW welcomes All-Party Dairy Group
The Farmers' Union of Wales has today welcomed the establishment of a new Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group. The group, which held its first mee...
10-09-2014 10:58 AM | Dairy, News
New Westminster dairy group formed
Members from both Houses of Parliament and across the political spectrum have formed a new Dairy All Party Parliamentary Group. The group will focu...
10-09-2014 10:50 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Europe backs UK dairy but 'more to do'
NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison, working with European farmer colleagues, has convinced the European Commission to include the UK’s cheese secto...
10-09-2014 06:01 AM | News, Dairy, Finance
Arla scheme aims to help farmers' efficiency
A new three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving up to 3,000 British farmers has been launched by Arla Foods. It is part of the com...
10-09-2014 05:38 AM | Dairy, News
Walk over weighing system offers improvements in dairy herd health
UK milking equipment manufacturer, Fullwood Limited, has announced the launch of a walk over weighing system which offers dairy farmers the ability to...
09-09-2014 10:05 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Grass roots approach helps boost milk yields
A seed mixture designed to maximise the grazing period for cows has contributed to an increase in profitability for Andrew and Margaret Smith, who far...
09-09-2014 09:01 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Time running out to enter Dairy Stockperson Award
Time is running out to enter the NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Dairy Stockperson Award, which recognises dedicated, committed and enthusiastic dairy stock ma...
09-09-2014 08:30 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, Veterinary News, Animal Health
Dairy farmers risking cows' health with feeding, research says
Dairy farmers are potentially risking their cows’ health, fertility and production by inadvertently feeding rations containing mycotoxins and bacteria...
08-09-2014 05:06 AM | Finance, News, Dairy
Plaid demands action on milk prices
Shadow Agriculture Minister Llyr Gruffydd AM has called on the Welsh Government to act in response to deepening difficulties in the milk sector. Sp...
04-09-2014 04:10 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Farming unions take milk price fight to Brussels
The NFU has taken the battle to protect the UK’s dairy farmers to Europe as further price cuts and market volatility risk threatening the industry. ...
03-09-2014 02:37 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, News
New research aims to improve dairy cow health
An new collaboration has been established to drive the innovative application of sensors to improve dairy cow health and welfare. The collaborativ...
03-09-2014 01:41 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
FUW 'frustrated' at latest milk price cuts
A former chairman of the Farmers' Union of Wales milk and dairy produce committee has expressed frustration at the significant cuts in the price farme...
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. ...
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