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Farmers get price increase for milk

From October 1st, Dairy farmers supplying The Co-operative Dairy will now get 30p a litre for their milk.

“We are in continuous dialogue with our farmers and keep our payments under constant review. We are making this move in recognition of the increasing input costs as we approach the autumn period, in particular animal feed prices, and the poor silage crop as a result of the unprecedented wet summer weather."

– Steve Murrells, Chief Executive, The Co-operative Food

Dairy farmers supplying to Robert Wiseman Dairies and Müller Dairy will also be getting an increase.

“Müller is ambitious to grow and to play a major role in UK dairy. This presents real opportunities for dairy farmers who currently supply the Group.

“Whilst this has been an extremely challenging period for the dairy supply chain we believe that a platform now exists from which the industry can begin to look forward. We are confident for the future and we look forward to working with our suppliers to realise our shared aspirations.”

– Pete Nicholson, Wiseman’s Milk Procurement Director

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