UK dairies, farmers strike deal on code of practice

UK dairies, farmers strike deal on code of practice

UK dairy processors and farmers have struck a tentative deal on a code of practice to govern relations in the sector.

UK: Asda, Morrisons, Co-op in government talks on milk

25 July 2012

Asda, Morrisons and The Co-operative Group will today (25 July) hold talks with the UK government to discuss the future of the country's dairy sectors - as farmers protests over milk prices continue.

Milk farmers accuse UK of Olympics "hypocrisy"

25 July 2012

As the UK basks in the sunshine and in the glow of anticipation at the Olympics, the mood in the country's dairy industry remains sour. And a leading farmers group has taken aim at the Government's "hypocrisy" over the Games.

UK: Asda increases milk payment again

25 July 2012

Asda, the UK's second-largest grocer, has again increased the price it pays to milk farmers in its dedicated DairyLink scheme as protests over recent cuts in the industry continue.

UK: Milk protests will continue, says Farmers for Action

24 July 2012

UK farmers angry at the cuts to the price they receive for their milk will continue their protests despite a deal on a code of practice to govern relations in the industry.

UPDATE: UK: Farmers cautious on dairy code deal

23 July 2012

The National Farmers Union has expressed caution over the code of practice agreed today (23 July) to govern relations between UK dairy producers and processors.

UK: Dairy processors, farmers strike deal on code of practice

23 July 2012

UK dairy processors and farmers have struck a tentative deal on a code of practice to govern relations in the sector.

UK: Morrisons to up milk payment

23 July 2012

Morrisons is to increase what it pays to milk farmers, becoming the latest UK retailer to up its payment amid anger from suppliers.

UK: Co-op further increases milk price

23 July 2012

The Co-operative Group has announced a further increase to the premium it pays to farmers who are in its liquid milk pool.

In the spotlight: Dairy Crest firm on pricing as it looks to cap costs

18 July 2012

Dairy Crest has insisted it will not consider reversing cuts to the price it pays farmers for milk as it struggles to return its dairies division to an "acceptable" level of profitability. While challenges in the liquid milk market and the collapse of bulk cream prices mean the company has its work cut out, careful margin management looks set to result in improved results as the year progresses. Katy Askew reports.

UPDATE 2: UK: NFU calls for retailers to fund milk price increase

17 July 2012

The National Farmers Union has suggested the reversal of recent price cuts implemented by dairy processors should be funded "from retailers margins".

UPDATE: UK: Asda price hike an "insult" to dairy farmers

17 July 2012

Asda's move to increase the price it pays to suppliers in its dedicated milk supply pool from has been branded an insult to dairy farmers.

UK: Dairy farmers warn of disruption to milk supply

17 July 2012

UK dairy farmers are preparing to take action that would disrupt the country's milk supply if cuts to the farm-gate milk price are not rescinded.

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