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Farmers 'disgusted' by Grocery Adjudicator's lack of teeth

Farmers 'disgusted' by Grocery Adjudicator's lack of teeth
18-12-2014 02:09 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Farmers 'disgusted' by Grocery Adjudicator's lack of teeth
Sharp decreases in the price of commodities, such as milk, lamb and beef, have highlighted the limitations of the Grocery Code Adjudicator. The Ten...
UK farmer confidence falling, according to new survey
Falling farmgate prices and market price volatility have contributed to a drop in farmer confidence, a new survey by the NFU has revealed. After th...
11-12-2014 02:14 AM | News, Dairy, Finance
Muller announce cut in milk price paid to farmers
Müller UK & Ireland Group has given dairy farmers who supply the business a month’s notice that its standard farm-gate milk price from January 10, 201...
10-12-2014 09:14 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, Shows and Events
I want to help dairy farmers, new DairyCo chairman tells delegates
I want to all all I can to help the dairy industry react more quickly to good ideas, Gwyn Jones, the new chairman of DairyCo told attendees at the Nor...
08-12-2014 08:26 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
UK dairy industry honours industry star at Dairy Expo 2015
The John Dennison Lifetime Achievement Award is returning to Borderway UK Dairy Expo, held in Carlisle, for the third year running. This award is in m...
08-12-2014 02:44 AM | Finance, News, Dairy, Feed and Forage
Dairy producers urged to cut feed costs
There may be little festive cheer around for dairy farmers operating in a falling milk price environment, but many producers could cut feed costs by b...
08-12-2014 02:35 AM | Dairy, News
Manage dairy price volatility by 'promoting home produced products'
Current difficulties being faced by dairy farmers were discussed when Sian Davies, NFU Chief Dairy Adviser met with milk producers in Glamorgan recent...
04-12-2014 00:59 AM | Property News, CLA, Crops, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU, Arable, Cattle, Cereal
Autumn Statement: What it means for farmers
The freezing of fuel duty for a further year, exempting apprenticeships from national insurance, and a further extension to small business rate relief...
04-12-2014 00:47 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy price slash a 'kick in the teeth' for farmers
The chairman of the NFU dairy board has expressed disappointment following the latest round of milk price cuts. Dairy companies First Milk and Dair...
03-12-2014 09:00 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
First Milk and Dairy Crest announce milk price cut
Dairy companies First Milk and Dairy Crest will be cutting the price paid to farmers by January, a reduction of 1 pence per litre and 1.25 pence per l...
26-11-2014 02:11 AM | News, NFU, Cattle, Dairy, Finance
Government must stop 'ruthless milk discounting'
Ruthless retail milk discounting is not sustainable, and ultimately will damage the sustainability of the UK dairy industry, NFU dairy board chairman ...
25-11-2014 09:46 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Arla Foods announce further milk price cut
Arla Foods have announced they will cut their milk prices paid to farmers by 1.63ppl from December. This is the second cut the company have announc...
25-11-2014 01:12 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
UK dairy farmers need to build new markets overseas
Concerns with recent drops in farmgate milk prices and the volatility of global dairy markets came to the fore at a recent meeting of dairy farmers in...
24-11-2014 01:46 AM | Renewables, Dairy, News
Significant environmental strides for the UK dairy industry
New research shows that the UK Dairy industry has made significant environmental strides over the last six years. Preliminary results from the 201...
21-11-2014 03:44 AM | Dairy, News, Property News
NZ dairy farm prices 'soaring'
New Zealand dairy farm prices have soared recently despite the significant drop in milk prices over the past months. The REINZ Dairy Farm Price Ind...
19-11-2014 08:28 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, Organic, Produce, Supermarkets
Dairy industry needs to find ways of coping with market volatility
Pembrokeshire dairy farmers voiced their concerns regarding severe farmgate milk price cuts during a well-attended Pembrokeshire NFU Cymru on-farm mee...
19-11-2014 08:17 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News
Is this the smallest commercial dairy herd?
Milk buyers like big collections, and dairy farmers are getting larger every year. The average British cowman looked after 75 cows in 1996 and tod...
19-11-2014 02:49 AM | Appointments, Dairy, News
Mansel Raymond re-elected European milk chairman
Welsh dairy farmer Mansel Raymond has been re-elected to lead dairy discussions in Brussels for the next two years. Re-elected Copa Dairy Chairman...
17-11-2014 01:02 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy farmers voice market volatility concerns
Falling milk prices and the volatility in global dairy markets were put under the spotlight during a recent meeting of dairy farmers in Carmarthenshir...
11-11-2014 01:48 AM | Dairy, News, Shows and Events
Ceredigion NFU Cymru on-farm milk meeting
Aled Jones, NFU Cymru Milk Board Chairman, will be guest speaker at the next Ceredigion NFU Cymru on-farm milk meeting on Thursday, 20 November, 2014....
10-11-2014 00:47 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Make most of milk quota, dairy producers urged
Dairy producers should plan ahead to make the most of capital or trading losses before milk quota is abolished in April 2015, according to rural accou...
10-11-2014 00:30 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
Farmers take dairy concerns to Defra minister
Ways of easing volatility in the milk sector were discussed by Secretary of State Liz Truss and the NFU in a meeting with President Meurig Raymond and...
06-11-2014 10:10 AM | Dairy, News
Dairy Crest CEO interviewed on proposed sale of Dairy and HY results
Dairy Crest – Interim results 2014 Proposed disposal of Dairies Q: You’ve made a significant announcement today. Take us through it. A: ...
06-11-2014 08:20 AM | Cattle, Dairy, Finance, News
Dairy Crest to sell operations to Muller for £80m
Dairy Crest has today announced that it will sell its dairy operations to Müller for £80 million. The company had been plagued with problems in the...
06-11-2014 01:17 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News
Long-term outlook for UK dairy 'remains positive'
The UK dairy industry is facing formidable short term challenges due to global market volatility, which is set to continue, but the long-term outlook ...
05-11-2014 01:44 AM | News, Shows and Events, Cattle, Dairy
Cream of dairy genetics on offer in December
An all-star line-up of high-class dairy cattle from the UK will be going under the hammer in Carlisle in Britain’s Premier Elite Holstein auction in D...
04-11-2014 02:09 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
Further price falls announced by dairies
Consecutive months of high domestic milk production, combined with the ban on dairy imports to Russia and falling returns from global commodity market...
04-11-2014 01:16 AM | Dairy, Finance, News, NFU
NFU members plan milk meeting
Aled Jones, NFU Cymru Milk Board Chairman, will be guest speaker at the next Carmarthenshire NFU Cymru on-farm milk meeting on Wednesday, 12 November,...
03-11-2014 07:53 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
First Milk to reduce milk prices from December
With effect from 1st December 2014, First Milk will reduce the price for its liquid pool by 1.4 pence per litre and for its manufacturing pool by 1.8 ...
31-10-2014 01:18 AM | Dairy, News, Supermarkets
Dairy Crest recalls milk on contamination fears
Dairy Crest Ltd has recalled certain date codes of Morrisons and Supervalu from Budgens Whole British Milk on a precautionary basis, because the produ...
30-10-2014 01:54 AM | Dairy, News
Caution urged over Swedish milk study
A diet rich in milk is promoted to reduce the likelihood of bone fractures but a high intake may have undesirable effects, according to new research. ...
30-10-2014 01:27 AM | Cattle, Dairy, News
Future of Scottish dairy to be debated at AgriScot
The future direction of the Scottish dairy sector will be debated at next month’s AgriScot event, being staged on Wednesday 19 November at Ingliston, ...
28-10-2014 09:02 AM | Dairy, Finance, News
NFU sends out plea to retailers over falling milk prices
With mounting concern over the falling milk prices on global markets, NFU Cymru Milk Board Chairman, Aled Jones, sent out a plea to processors, retail...
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...
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