Arla has confirmed its on account price for conventional and organic milk for June 2019 will remain unchanged.
It means Arla’s farmer-owners will continue to receive 30.23ppl for a UK manufacturing litre for conventional milk and 41.98ppl for organic milk.
Arla Foods amba board director, and farmer owner, Johnnie Russell, said: “The UK continues to experience strong growth in milk volumes compared to last year, however, overall European milk volumes remain at the same level.
“The organic market continues to experience pressure in some European markets.
“Across the commodity markets it is a balanced picture with milk powder prices remaining steady with strong global demand underpinning the market, continuing uncertainty in Europe holding back fat prices and Cheese prices cautiously starting to move positively over the last few weeks.
“It is being part of a strong European cooperative that has enabled us to hold our conventional milk price for the fifth month in a row.”
Graham Wilkinson, UK Agriculture director at Arla said: "Consumer led innovation across the dairy category helps us to deliver a sustainable milk price for our farmer-owners.
“As major food trends are increasingly shaping the way we eat, the benefit of being part of a leading dairy cooperative means we can tap in to the global research and development which is key to staying one step ahead of the next big thing in both retail and foodservice.”
He added milk was nature’s ‘original superfood’ and, alongside its farmer owned status, this enabled it to share its story and educate people on the benefits of dairy,
“After welcoming more than 80,000 visitors on to our farms in 2018 we continue our support of important consumer driven initiatives, such as Cows on Tour and, for the fourth year in a row, Open Farm Sunday.”