Dairy Industry News and Features

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Note, all standard litre prices are those quoted by www.milkprices.com and are based on the following:
The liquid standard litre 4% bf, 3.3% protein, 30,000/ml Bactoscans, 200,000/ml SCC, 1 million litres a year on EODC but before seasonality, monthly profile payments, balancing, B price additions, capital retentions or annual incentive schemes. The manufacturing standard litre is to exactly the same specification with the exception of 4.2%bf and 3.4% protein.

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Grahams Dairy Scotland (Liquid) to Stand On Until 1st January

This maintains producers liquid standard litre price at 27ppl.

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Pattemores (Liquid) to stand on until 1st December

This maintains producers liquid standard litre price at 27.25ppl.

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Crediton Dairy (Liquid) to Stand On Until 1st January

This maintains producers liquid standard litre price at 28.5ppl.

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Muller Direct to Stand On Until 1st January

This maintains producers liquid standard litre price at 27.25ppl including the 1ppl Muller Direct Premium which is paid after the end of the year as a 13th payment. Muller Direct Scotland producers receive a liquid standard litre price of 27ppl.

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Wensleydale Creamery (Cheese) to Stand On Until 1st December

This maintains producers liquid standard litre price at 27ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre 27.95ppl.

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Glanbia (Cheese) to Stand On Until 1st December

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 28ppl and based on a liquid standard litre of 27.06ppl.

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Belton Farm (Cheese) to Stand On Until 1st January

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 27.5ppl and based on a liquid standard litre at 26.75ppl. 

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Covid19 Restrictions Bite the Dairy Industry Again

The weekends Covid19 Lockdown announcement is a big blow, particularly for middle ground liquid processors reliant on hospitality food service/restaurant business.   As soon as the lockdown announcement was made on Saturday evening, orders were cancelled or reduced and this morning two processors report deliveries to customers were turned away. The other impact has been the immediate issue of cash flow delays for deliveries already received as customers pull in the reins.

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Dairy Tech 2021 Cancelled to be replaced with an Online Event

RABDF’s Dairy Tech 2021 is the latest Covid19 victim however, all is not lost because an online event will run 3rd to 17th February 2021, when delegates will be able to login from the home/farm. Further details expected soon.

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Red Tractor Chair to Quit

Following last week’s surprise revelation that Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe effectively voted for lower food standards, it has been announced she is standing down from her position as Chairman on November 12th after a 3-year term of office.   The best Red Tractor and the Baroness could come up with, which has resulted in raised eyebrows, is that she had decided not to seek a second term of office.

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Red Tractor Chair to Quit

Following last week’s surprise revelation that Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe effectively voted for lower food standards, it has been announced she is standing down from her position as Chairman on November 12th after a 3-year term of office. The best Red Tractor and the Baroness could come up with is that she had decided not to seek a second term of office, which in itself has resulted in raised eyebrows.

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Stand On Price for Suppliers to Wyke Farms (Cheese) until 1st December

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 29.01ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 28ppl. 

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