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Dairy farmers will pay for the price of milk, warns NFU

Dairy farmers will pay for the price of milk, warns NFU
23-10-2014 10:01 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Dairy farmers will pay for the price of milk, warns NFU
With mounting concern over the falling milk prices on global markets, the NFU have issued a call to retailers and processors to safeguard the future o...
'Extremely worrying times' ahead for farmers, says NFU
With farmers facing significant challenges heading into the winter, the Government is being urged to come forward with proposals for how they intend t...
22-10-2014 09:42 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Farmers threaten further protests as meetings held in Westminster
Further protests on falling milk prices have been announced today as the President of Farmers for Action attends a meeting with MPs in the House of Co...
21-10-2014 12:37 PM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
NFU urges retailers over falling milk prices
With mounting concern over the falling milk price on global markets, NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison has issued a call to retailers both in the ...
17-10-2014 09:52 AM | Dairy, News
Dairy Council attacks Daily Express article on cancer
An article by the Daily Express linking dairy consumption to cancer have been branded as 'unfounded and inaccurate' by the Dairy Council today. Dr ...
17-10-2014 03:57 AM | Finance, News, Dairy
Farmers have their say on dairy crisis as prices show slight rise
"We need to keep it up and we need to intensify the protests, if we are to stop any further price cuts and start to get farmgate prices up as fast as ...
16-10-2014 12:03 PM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
'Exciting opportunities' for Turkey's developing dairy market
Turkey’s developing dairy market offers exciting opportunities in its emerging export industry with access to markets that western players have previo...
16-10-2014 02:18 AM | Dairy, Education, News
Dairy Crest signs collaboration contract with Harper Adams
Dairy Crest and Harper Adams University have signed a collaboration contract which will see 'Food Innovation Centre's' being built on campus. Dairy...
15-10-2014 11:13 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Association to meet with MPs over price crisis
The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is entering talks with leading MPs to express its concern over the current farmgate milk price cuts. ...
15-10-2014 07:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Why is the price of milk falling?
British consumers say they want to back dairy farmers after learning that the price they are paid has dropped significantly in the past few months. Bu...
15-10-2014 06:55 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, NFU, Shows and Events
Winner of NFU Dairy Stockperson of the Year announced
Carl Poole, from Meifod, Powys, has been announced as the winner of the 2014 NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Welsh Dairy Stockperson of the Year Award during t...
14-10-2014 01:47 AM | Dairy, News, NFU, Supermarkets
Retailers 'taking advantage of dairy volatility' - NFU
Dairy farming businesses are feeling the pain following a downturn in global dairy commodity prices being translated into damaging farmgate price cuts...
10-10-2014 02:08 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Farmers plan further milk protests
"Further protests are planned for the coming week, members and press will be notified," Farmers for Action said after over 500 people attended the pro...
08-10-2014 01:39 AM | News, Supermarkets, Dairy, Finance
Retailers urged to support British dairy farmers
Support for British dairy farmers from retailers and the government is 'vital' after farmgate milk prices have plummeted following the trend on world ...
07-10-2014 08:33 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Code of Practice: 'Risks creating a division within the industry'
The Dairy Industry Code of Practice for Contractual Relations (VCOP) was agreed and introduced in 2012 to replace conflict and divisiveness between pr...
07-10-2014 07:43 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
UK Dairy Day success promises exciting 2015 event
UK Dairy Day promises to be even bigger and better next year, after enjoying success last month. The inaugural event attracted more than 6200 visi...
07-10-2014 06:10 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy farmers set for Wednesday milk price protest
Dairy farmers are set to take part in a second milk price protest on Wednesday, in Somerset, Farmers for Action have confirmed. "As predicted the c...
06-10-2014 03:49 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Eight EU member states 'exceed milk quotas'
Eight EU member states exceeded their milk quotas for deliveries in 2013/2014 and must therefore pay penalties. Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, D...
03-10-2014 06:25 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
First Milk confirms November price cuts
With effect from 1st November First Milk will be cutting the price for its manufacturing pool by 0.3 pence per litre and for its liquid pool by 1 penc...
01-10-2014 06:34 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Retailers must support dairy farmers after price slump, NFU says
Many dairy farmers are feeling financial pain following a downturn in global dairy commodity prices and retailers have been urged to look for ways to ...
30-09-2014 08:47 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest announces milk price cut
Dairy Crest have announced a cut of 1.3 ppl for farmers on standard Liquid and Davidstow contracts from 1st November 2014. The company recently sai...
30-09-2014 04:21 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News
Cost control 'critical' to dairy farm profits as prices slump
Although dairy farmers' income jumped sharply last year, cost control will be critical if they are to weather this autumn's low milk prices, rural acc...
29-09-2014 10:14 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Milk price crisis: 'Cuts getting more severe with more excuses'
'The cuts keep coming' dairy farmers were warned by Farmers for Action group, 'getting more severe each time with more and more excuses' as a number o...
25-09-2014 10:39 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Arla cuts milk price paid to farmers
Arla Foods has announced a cut of 1.67ppl for its milk price paid to UK farmers. In addition, the next quarter’s currency exchange rate takes effec...
24-09-2014 10:34 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Tesco cuts price paid to dairy farmers
Tesco has today confirmed it will cut the price it will pay to British dairy farmers for six months from the 1st November, following an independent co...
23-09-2014 08:05 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Supermarkets
Pressure on milk prices: Dairy Crest to cut 260 jobs
Dairy Crest will close two factories, in what it calls a 'challenging trading environment', which will put 260 jobs at risk. "Our Dairies operation...
NFU spells out priorities ahead of 2015 General Election
A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key mess...
A health check for your soil
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Win £1000 off your next fertiliser order
Quality fertiliser is the key to yield and that holds true whether it’s applied to grass, other forage or arable crops so this great prize of £1000 to...
11-09-2014 08:24 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Dairy crisis meeting planned after price crash
In the wake of very gloomy times ahead for British dairy, Farmers for Action have organised a series of crisis meetings which senior figures in the NF...
11-09-2014 02:33 AM | Dairy, News
FUW welcomes All-Party Dairy Group
The Farmers' Union of Wales has today welcomed the establishment of a new Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group. The group, which held its first mee...
10-09-2014 10:58 AM | Dairy, News
New Westminster dairy group formed
Members from both Houses of Parliament and across the political spectrum have formed a new Dairy All Party Parliamentary Group. The group will focu...
10-09-2014 10:50 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Europe backs UK dairy but 'more to do'
NFU dairy board chairman Rob Harrison, working with European farmer colleagues, has convinced the European Commission to include the UK’s cheese secto...
10-09-2014 06:01 AM | News, Dairy, Finance
Arla scheme aims to help farmers' efficiency
A new three-year sustainable dairy farming initiative, involving up to 3,000 British farmers has been launched by Arla Foods. It is part of the com...
10-09-2014 05:38 AM | Dairy, News
Walk over weighing system offers improvements in dairy herd health
UK milking equipment manufacturer, Fullwood Limited, has announced the launch of a walk over weighing system which offers dairy farmers the ability to...
09-09-2014 10:05 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Grass roots approach helps boost milk yields
A seed mixture designed to maximise the grazing period for cows has contributed to an increase in profitability for Andrew and Margaret Smith, who far...
09-09-2014 09:01 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Time running out to enter Dairy Stockperson Award
Time is running out to enter the NFU Cymru / NFU Mutual Dairy Stockperson Award, which recognises dedicated, committed and enthusiastic dairy stock ma...
09-09-2014 08:30 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News, Veterinary News, Animal Health
Dairy farmers risking cows' health with feeding, research says
Dairy farmers are potentially risking their cows’ health, fertility and production by inadvertently feeding rations containing mycotoxins and bacteria...
08-09-2014 05:06 AM | Finance, News, Dairy
Plaid demands action on milk prices
Shadow Agriculture Minister Llyr Gruffydd AM has called on the Welsh Government to act in response to deepening difficulties in the milk sector. Sp...
04-09-2014 04:10 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Farming unions take milk price fight to Brussels
The NFU has taken the battle to protect the UK’s dairy farmers to Europe as further price cuts and market volatility risk threatening the industry. ...
03-09-2014 02:37 AM | Animal Health, Cattle, Dairy, News
New research aims to improve dairy cow health
An new collaboration has been established to drive the innovative application of sensors to improve dairy cow health and welfare. The collaborativ...
03-09-2014 01:41 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
FUW 'frustrated' at latest milk price cuts
A former chairman of the Farmers' Union of Wales milk and dairy produce committee has expressed frustration at the significant cuts in the price farme...
01-09-2014 05:22 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Innovative dairy hygiene products at the UK Dairy Day
For the dairy industry, lameness remains one of the most significant welfare issues affecting productivity, with over half the average dairy herd expe...
01-09-2014 04:59 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy companies cut price paid to farmers
Leading dairy companies Dairy Crest and Müller have announced a cut of 1.75ppl and 29.00ppl respectively for farmers on their milk contracts from the ...
29-08-2014 03:29 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Produce, Supermarkets
EU announces emergency support after Russian ban
The European Commission has announced today that it will open Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order t...
26-08-2014 19:09 PM | Renewables, Dairy, News
Cattle feed or biogas? Bangor study reveals important environmental trade-offs for biogas production on dairy farms
There is increasing interest in on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK to manage animal manures and food waste, and to generate renewable electric...
25-08-2014 06:19 AM | News, Cattle, Dairy, Finance
Very gloomy times for UK dairy, Farmers for Action predicts
This week could be 'very gloomy times' for UK dairy farmers, according to Farmers for Action as they expect prices to fall by as much as 2ppl for Octo...
20-08-2014 11:33 AM | Dairy, News
More milk from grass: av 5,900 litres with no cake
This exciting Farm Ideas article shows how it is entirely possible for a small dairy farm, selling raw milk in the conventional way, to provide an inc...
18-08-2014 03:01 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
EU dairy industry to focus on handling Russian ban
A series of key meetings involving European dairy industries, government bodies and the European Commission will be held in the next month to address ...
14-08-2014 06:25 AM | Appointments, Dairy, News
Dairy Council makes two appointments
The Dairy Council has announced the appointments of Dr Anne Mullen as Director of Nutrition and Lydia Cooper as their new Nutrition Scientist. Dr A...
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