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Müller confirms farm gate milk prices: reduction of 1ppl

Staff writer ▼ | January 16, 2016
Müller has confirmed that it is to adjust its milk price for the first time in five months.
UK milk
Supply   New prices from from February 15
The reduction of 1ppl from February 15, reflects a further weakening in the market for dairy products caused by very high levels of supply from farms coupled with poor demand for dairy commodities.

Milk prices offered by the company from February 15 are:

Müller Milk Group (ex Müller Wiseman Milk Group) – 21.35ppl
Müller Direct Milk (ex Dairy Crest Direct) – 20.69ppl

Lyndsay Chapman, agriculture director of Müller Milk & Ingredients said: “Our strategy is to add value to the milk we buy from the 2,000 dairy farmers who supply us and we remain committed to offering competitive milk prices and contracts.

“We are very aware of the pressures on farm resulting from the depressed marketplace and have tried to provide stability by maintaining the milk price since September, despite very difficult and declining market conditions.

“However, we cannot fully protect our dairy farmer suppliers from the realities of the market which continues to be badly affected by high levels of supply and very weak commodity prices.We have therefore had to reduce the milk prices we pay to our farmers by 1ppl, providing the required 30 day notice period.”