Dairy farmers’ price rise

Two milk giants are increasing the money they pay to farmers.

Arla Foods and Müller UK and Ireland  have both increased the amount they pay for five consecutive months.
Arla director Jonathan Ovens said: “Markets continue to be strong, due to the reduction in global milk production coupled with ongoing strong demand.
“This is the fifth increase in Arla’s milk price in as many months, realising a 31% uplift in the price since 1 September.”
Lyndsay Chapman, agriculture director at Müller Milk & Ingredients said: “This latest increase again demonstrates our commitment to paying a competitive milk price to our farmers.”