UK cheese maker Wyke Farms has announced plans to increase the price it pays farmers for milk.

The dairy group said it will raise its milk price by a further 0.75ppl from 1 November. The move follows an increase of 0.5ppl implemented in October and maintains its position as one of the highest prices paid for milk used in cheese production, Wyke said.

“Managing the winter months will be challenging with variable silage quality and increasing costs of alternative feeds. Milk production will undoubtedly suffer so we are determined to support our supplying farmers in every way we can,” Wyke MD Richard Clothier commented.