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How much will farmers get from Morrisons' new milk brand?

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Arla members could get as little at 79p/day extra from Morrisons’ new milk brand, which the supermarket had said would support struggling dairy farmers.  But they could also get a lot less.  Farmers Weekly has done some number crunching. We have based our calculations on the retailer selling 10% of its total liquid milk under the new brand. This relies […]

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MP committee to be recalled over dairy crisis

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MPs will be recalled from their summer holidays to discuss the deepening dairy crisis, according to reports. Social Democratic and Labour Party MP Margaret Ritchie said she had received confirmation that the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) committee will be recalled before summer recess ends to discuss the growing crisis in dairy. Ms Ritchie, […]

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Dairy farmers look to sell direct amid public support

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Milk producers selling direct to the public have reported increased sales following farmer protests. Those about to start retailing their milk have been deluged with calls. There has also been in increase in enquiries from farmers to sellers of milk vending machines in recent months. Meanwhile, Farmers Weekly has had a huge response to its […]

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How top Irish dairy farmers are producing 16.5t DM of grass…

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Increasing grass utilisation by one tonne DM/hectare can increase net profit/ha by £189 (€267), a study of Irish dairy farms shows. In a period of expansion for Irish milk producers, the country’s top performers are producing 16.5t DM/ha. This figure, recorded in 2014, represents an increase of 2.6t DM/ha on 2013 growth. The effect of […]

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