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UK farmers: Müller offers additional 1.0 pence per litre of milk in 2020

Christian Fernsby ▼ | December 4, 2019
Müller Direct farmers are being offered the opportunity to earn an additional payment worth 1.0 pence per litre in 2020.
British food   The Müller Direct Premium 2020 will be based on full compliance
The Müller Direct Premium 2020, which all Müller Direct farmers can opt in to, will be available to those who commit to continually improve herd health and welfare standards, and end the practice of euthanising healthy bull calves on farm.

Topics: Müller milk farmers UK

The Müller Direct Premium 2020, will run from January 1st to December 31st, with the 1.0ppl premium based on full compliance by farmers on all four initiatives. They are:

- The practice of euthanising healthy bull calves on farm must end by December 2020.

- The Müller Direct Farm Insight Programme, an on-farm health and welfare assessment which provides benchmarking, advice and potential savings.

- The Müller Direct Antibiotic Programme, designed to manage and reduce unnecessary use of antibiotics.

- The National Johne’s Management Plan, which aims to control and eradicate Johne’s, a chronic disease with affects cattle.

The premium will be paid in a lump sum in January 2021, and would be worth £20,000 to a 2 million litre per annum producer.