Topics
How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

How to spot BSE and what farmers can do to prevent it

DataHub

DataHub

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Dairy Farmer Magazine

Auction Finder

Auction Finder

LAMMA 2019

LAMMA 2019

New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now
Login or Register
New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now
New to Farmers Guardian?
Register Now

You are viewing your 1 free article

Register now to receive 2 free articles every 7 days or subscribe for unlimited access.

Subscribe | Register

Muller farmers see a further 1.35ppl price cut for April

The firm pointed to continuing high levels of production as it announced the cut

Joel   Durkin

TwitterFacebook
Joel   Durkin
TwitterFacebook

Muller has cut standard litre prices for April by 1.35ppl, pointing to forecasts of ’unprecedented levels of farm milk production’ in spring and weak market demand.

 

The announcement, which will take prices to 20.36ppl comes amid a raft of cuts from the UK’s major milk processors. First Milk and Dairy Crest both announced changes to farmgate milk cheques in recent days while Arla has handed 12 months’ notice to its direct supply farmers.

 

Speaking about Muller’s price announcement, Lyndsay Chapman, agriculture director for Müller Milk & Ingredients said: "In the current environment where the supply of milk from farms is substantially out of line with demand, there are no winners in the dairy supply chain.

 

 

"Market returns are depressed and milk production forecasts for April suggest the months ahead are going to be very challenging for us all."

 

The move, which will take effect from April 1, follows a 1ppl cut in prices for Muller farmers which from February 15.

 

Ms Chapman said the firm was committed to maintaining a fair and market-related price and honour its contract terms.

 

Last month Tesco confirmed it was switching a significant volume of milk supply from Arla to Muller.


Read More

Arla Direct suppliers handed 12 months' notice Arla Direct suppliers handed 12 months' notice
Boss of new-look Muller outlines ambitious plans Boss of new-look Muller outlines ambitious plans
First Milk farmers see further cuts as Dairy Crest producers offered make-or-break contract choice First Milk farmers see further cuts as Dairy Crest producers offered make-or-break contract choice
Muller farmers see 1ppl price cut Muller farmers see 1ppl price cut

TwitterFacebook
Post a Comment
To see comments and join in the conversation please log in.

Most Recent