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Dairy farmers could compensate sheep farmers under ‘no deal’ Brexit, suggests MP

Dairy farmers could compensate sheep farmers under ‘no deal’ Brexit, suggests MP

A Welsh MP has suggested cash currently given to dairy and beef farmers could be redirected to sheep farmers if the UK were to leave the EU with no trade deal.

By: Abi Kay

Source: Farmers Guardian

Link: https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/dairy-farmers-could-compensate-sheep-farmers-under-no-deal-brexit-suggests-mp–49195


AHDB Dairy’s farm study highlights importance of regular heifer weighing

The importance of regular weighing has been further underlined following results from AHDB Dairy’s two year Calf to Calving project, which identified huge variation in growth rates within batches of heifers.


Source: South West Farmer

Link: http://www.southwestfarmer.co.uk/news/farmingnews/15810355.Two_year_farm_study_highlights_importance_of_regular_heifer_weighing/


Defra milk production revised upwards for 2017

Defra has republished milk production figures for every month in 2017, showing an increase in volumes across the board.

By: Jack Yates

Source: FWi

Link: http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/defra-milk-production-figures-revised-upwards-for-2017.htm


Outlook 2018: Cost of production analysis vital for dairy sector

Despite the milk price increases of 2017 and now the potential downturn of 2018, the dairy sector must become more focused on improving productivity and profitability fit for the highs and the lows of pricing, says Tony Evans, Andersons’ head of farm business consultancy.


Source: Farmers Weekly

Link: http://www.fwi.co.uk/business/outlook-2018-cost-of-production-analysis-vital-for-dairy-sector.htm


Dairy UK joins call for more Brexit clarity

Dairy UK has welcomed the progress being made between the UK government and the European Union on Brexit negotiations, however, the organization also wants to see much more clarity on the future relationship with the EU and how to stabilize the dairy industry.


Source: Food Ingredients First

Link: http://www.foodingredientsfirst.com/news/dairy-uk-joins-call-for-more-brexit-clarity.html


Muller inflict fresh milk price pain

SHOCKED, stunned, horrified – no adjectives can properly portray the fury being felt by Muller direct farmers as they face a massive 1.5pence per litre price cut from January 1.

By: Douglas MacSkimming

Source: The Scottish Farmer

Link: http://www.thescottishfarmer.co.uk/news/15708278.Muller_inflict_fresh_milk_price_pain/