Although Arla Foods amba is decreasing its on-account price for conventional milk by one eurocent per kilogramme from 1 May 2017, the UKAF board has taken the decision to maintain the conventional price in the UK at 28.13 pence per litre*.
Unless the UK and the EU agree a free trade agreement post Brexit, more than 1bn litres of Irish Milk destined for the British cheese market would face steep tariffs, warns Dairygold’s chief executive By Thomas Hubert
Speaking on RTE’s Morning Ireland programme this morning, CEO of Dairygold Jim Woulfe outlined – in monetary terms – how Brexit could impact Irish farm-gate milk prices. By Sylvester Phelan
Scottish milk producers are at risk of missing out on European support funds if they don’t apply for a dairy aid scheme before the end of the month. By Nancy Nicolson.
AS from January 2018 the Dairy Shorthorn Society’s Coates herd book will be closed to animals other than those by a registered Dairy Shorthorn sire from either the UK or elsewhere in the world. As a result, the society’s semen company Red Cattle Genetics will be rebranded as Shorthorn Sires UK (SSUK). By ANGELA CALVERT.
One of the main milk buyers in the UK has called on government to protect the dairy sector during Brexit negotiations. By GEMMA MACKENZIE.
Media & Marketing: It turns out we can believe it’s not butter, and Unilever has had enough.
The head of the UK’s National Farmers Union is urging the industry to step up ways to manage the “volatility” that he believes is becoming the norm in the sector.
‘Farmer bashing’ has become an acceptable pastime. But much of the criticism comes from a place of ignorance about the reality of life on the land. By Ben Eagle.
Yorkshire’s largest dairy processor, Arla, has urged the Government to protect British dairy farming as it embarks on formal negotiations over Britain’s exit from the European Union. By BEN BARNETT