Last Chance for Welsh Dairy Farmers

Dairy farmers in Wales have until this Friday to apply for an aid scheme worth £1,800. The EU Conditional Aid Scheme is only open to dairy farmers in Wales and, specifically, those that were in milk production with a supply contract on 1 January 2016. To qualify before the deadline at midnight on Friday 30 June, producers need to … Continue reading Last Chance for Welsh Dairy Farmers

Better times ahead for Dairy Farmers?

More good news for dairy farmers, as both First Milk and Arla have raised the milk price for their farmers. Arla have raised their milk price for its 2,700 British farmers by 1.6p per litre, while First Milk have raised theirs by 2p per litre – the largest increase for nine years. However, the NFU … Continue reading Better times ahead for Dairy Farmers?

2016 Set To Continue Dairy Farmers Slump

Milk prices look set to continue to slump throughout 2016 and are predicted to trend upwards in early 2017. The EU Commissions recent analysis is warning dairy farmers of further price reductions. However, it is not clear what, if any support will be put in place for those suffering as a result. Analysis of the global … Continue reading 2016 Set To Continue Dairy Farmers Slump

Britains Dairy Farmers Continue To Be Squeezed

Britain’s dairy farmers are facing another troubled year based on projected figures. The average takings of UK dairy farms are expected to be down by as much as 45%, as the plummeting price of wholesale milk continues to fall. Official statistics have projected the income will have almost halved to an average of £46,500 this … Continue reading Britains Dairy Farmers Continue To Be Squeezed

Pressure On Dairy Farmers Continues To Grow

In the wake of the recent flooding, farmers in Britain have been dealt yet another blow. 2016 hasn’t started well for farmers as First Milk announce further cuts for a number of balancing and creamery pools, just a month after its previous change. Interim chairman Nigel Evans confirmed that “2015 was a hugely challenging year … Continue reading Pressure On Dairy Farmers Continues To Grow

Poor Outlook Looks Set To Thin The Herd

According to a recent survey carried out by Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF), almost half of Britain’s dairy farmers are looking to leave the sector. Of the remaining farmers, 45% have had to put on hold their expansion plans. 49% of dairy farmers see no future for themselves in the sector, with the … Continue reading Poor Outlook Looks Set To Thin The Herd

Morrisons Got Milk

A recent meeting held between supermarket giant Morrisons and the NFU to discuss the milk crisis has been described as “constructive” by Farmers For Action. The meeting follows Morrisons’ recent announcement that a new milk brand will be hitting their shelves in the autumn and the milk sold by this brand will result in an … Continue reading Morrisons Got Milk

Further Milk Pricing Cuts Expected From September

Processor Muller Wiseman is due to follow the lead of its competition and announce a 0.8p per litre price cut from September. From 7th September, Muller’s 1,200 suppliers will be paid 22.35p per litre, with a spokesperson admitting that while the long term forecasts remain positive, the short term value has sharply declined. Many dairy … Continue reading Further Milk Pricing Cuts Expected From September

Price Cut For First Milk Suppliers

Dairy farmers have received yet another blow this month as First Milk have announced a further price cut to its supplier members. As from 1 July 2015, the standard price paid per litre has been reduced by 1p and means that many farmers will now be receiving less for their milk than it actually costs … Continue reading Price Cut For First Milk Suppliers

Dairy Farmers – DEFRA Appeal to HMRC for Tax

According to farming minister George Eustice DEFRA have requested that HMRC take a "sympathetic stance” with dairy farmers and consider the individual circumstances of each business in the wake of the dairy crisis. It has been requested that tax payments be deferred for the hardest hit or payment plans be considered so that liabilities can … Continue reading Dairy Farmers – DEFRA Appeal to HMRC for Tax