Arla Foods amba is increasing its conventional milk price for June by one eurocent.
When applied to the UK standard litre, taking into account the accessibility supplement, the total increase equates to 1.15 pence taking Arla’s standard litre price to 28.58 pence
Commenting on Arla’s decision to increase its milk price, Arla Foods amba board director, Johnnie Russell, said: “After a challenging start to the year, I am confident that this milk price increase will be welcomed by our farmer owners who have faced difficulties through unforeseen, extreme, conditions in the winter and early spring.
“The increase has been possible due to the strengthening of the markets. Although weather conditions are now improving, the long cold spring in some areas reduced output leaving commodity markets short of product. This, coupled with increased export demand and strong European demand, has pushed prices higher, particularly in cheese and butter, while SMP prices have been slightly stronger than expected.“
Manufacturing price based on every other day collection, top quality, one million litres, 4.2% butterfat, 3.4% protein
Arla farmers are paid on constituents via a manufacturing schedule. For ease of comparison, the liquid price is 27.51 pence, based on 4% fat and 3.3% protein.
Arla farmer owners who are able to accommodate an arctic vehicle for milk collection on farm receive the accessibility supplement.