UK farmers claim "crisis" over milk prices

UK farmers claim "crisis" over milk prices

The UK's dairy farmers have slammed the country's processors for a series of cuts to the price they are paid for their milk.

In the spotlight: Dairy farmers lay down gauntlet over pricing

11 July 2012

UK dairy farmers have warned they are prepared to take action if processors push through recently announced price cuts. However, Katy Askew writes, it seems likely their demands will carry little sway with processors and retailers.

UK: Dairy industry nears agreement on code of practice

11 July 2012

The UK dairy industry is nearing an agreement on a voluntary code of best practice that would govern relationships down the supply chain, it emerged today (11 July).

Quote, unquote: Farmers speak out at dairy summit

11 July 2012

Farmers from around the UK descended en masse on London today (11 July) in a bid to raise awareness of the plight they face. A series of cuts to the farmgate milk price from the country's three largest processors have left farmers supplying milk at a price that they insist fails to meet the cost of production. In a display of unity, dairy producer representatives from the NFU, NFU Scotland, NFU Cymru, TFA and Farmers for Action outlined their demands to the capacity-filled Central Hall in Westminster.

Dairy farmers single out retailers at Yorkshire show

11 July 2012

Ahead of today's crisis meeting in London to discuss farmgate milk prices, the Great Yorkshire Show witnessed its own protest yesterday as dairy farmers attempted to make their voices heard at one of the UK's largest agricultural shows.

Dairy farmers single out retailers at Yorkshire show

11 July 2012

Ahead of today's crisis meeting in London to discuss farmgate milk prices, the Great Yorkshire Show witnessed its own protest yesterday as dairy farmers attempted to make their voices heard at one of the UK's largest agricultural shows.

UK: Co-op increases milk payments

9 July 2012

The Co-operative Group has increased the premium it pays to farmers in its milk pool.

UK: Farmers plan action over milk price cuts

5 July 2012

UK dairy farmers are preparing to take action in protest against the "crippling" price cuts that were announced by the country's largest dairy processors last week.

UK: Arla Foods makes largest cut to milk price

4 July 2012

Arla Foods has implemented the largest cut yet of three other major UK milk processors in the last week to have reduced their farmgate milk prices.

UK: First Milk next to cut milk prices

4 July 2012

First Milk is the latest UK milk supplier to announce a cut to its farmgate milk price in the last week.

UK: Dairy Crest cuts liquid milk prices

3 July 2012

UK dairy processor Dairy Crest is the latest firm to announce a cut to its farmgate milk price.

UPDATE: UK: Robert Wiseman defends decision to cut milk price

2 July 2012

Robert Wiseman Dairies has said its decision to cut the price it pays its farmers for milk wasn't taken without "a great deal of consideration", despite criticism from the National Farmers Union (NFU) over the move.

UK: NFU blasts Robert Wiseman for milk price cut

2 July 2012

The National Farmers Union (NFU) has blasted UK milk supplier Robert Wiseman Dairies for hitting farmers with a "catastrophic" cut in milk prices.

Category crunch: Industry responds to challenge in UK liquid milk

30 May 2012

The downward movement of liquid milk prices has placed margins in the category under mounting pressure. In part two of our Category Crunch, Katy Askew looks at how the country's three largest milk processors - Dairy Crest, Arla and Robert Wiseman - are responding to this challenge.

Category crunch: Turbulent times in UK liquid milk

30 May 2012

The UK liquid milk sector is experiencing an ongoing decline in value sales. Despite gradually increasing volumes, the price being paid for milk is dropping. As a consequence, milk producers find themselves struggling to turn a profit in the category. In part one of our Category Crunch, Katy Askew looks at the dynamics shaping the UK's liquid milk market.

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