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4th Oct 2013 Various milk price rises & Neil Kennedy receives the 2013 Dairy Industry Award.
27th Sep 2013 Cap reform deal is finally concluded & Sir Jim Paice – Keep the faith – Please don’t go.
23rd Sep 2013 Various Milk price increases and Aldi milk promotion
13th Sep 2013 Tesco V Sainsburys milk price & August milk up 5%
6th Sep 2013 Nom is sold to Muller & Farmer protests at two sites
3rd Sep 2013 Milk Link Partnership Limited – SPECIAL BULLETIN
30th Aug 2013 AFMP members on fast track to Arla Amba membership & FM Bank Holiday weekend problems
20th Aug 2013 Milk price increase for CD/DCD liquid formula price & We Want to buy your milk
13th Aug 2013 Jim Paice is new Chairman of First Milk & global industry panics over Fonterra’s late disclosure
6th Aug 2013 Arla announces closure and job losses & RSPCA accused of blackmail
26th July 2013 Average May milk price +2.89ppl compared to 12 months earlier and CLA Game Fair
22nd July 2013 Farmers for Action demand change at Dairy Co with their e-petition & The “Mooman” screenings
15th July2013 June milk production still down & Dairy cow cheats bank in the spotlight.
5th July 2013 Morrisons pilot cheese formula & Tom Hinds heads to Tesco
28th June 2013 Jim Paice – a popular winner of this year’s Dairy UK Award and Minister speaks at Dairy UK dinner about TB and CAP reform
21st June 2013 AFMP members come under the Voluntary Code of Practice (VCP) & Farmer protests are back on the radar.
14th June 2013 Mooman hits its £20,000 target two days ahead of schedule & Fonterra Chairman Apologises.
7th June 2013 Muller Wiseman 32.27p opening formula price & GDT prices ease.
31st May 2013 Neil Kennedy – further appointment as Non-Executive Direct of Belton Cheese and Muller Wiseman are latest to launch a formula contract.
24th May 2013 Neil Kennedy is back in the UK dairy business after only a few weeks absence & Who should help pay for Moo Man….
20th May 2013 Will milk quotas be retained beyond 31st March 2015? And FSA and Hook & Son agree to settle out of court.
10th May 2013 Various milk price rises & AMPE and MCVE hit record levels.
3rd May 2013 Various milk price rises & NFU and dairy coalition do a U-turn.
26th April 2013 FFA withdraw completely from the dairy coalition & NFU communication lights blue touch paper.
19th April 2013 Global dairy trade auction prices up an average 0.6% and British processors attempting to source liquid milk from Ireland.
12th April 2013 Cheese the real story & NFU dairy producer rep summit calls for naming and shaming.
5th April 2013 Global Dairy Auction prices just keep rocketing up & WARNING – either retailers pay more or first Milk will have to crash producers prices.
22nd March 2013 Tesco and Sainsburys up cost of production prices & Record breaking global dairy trade auction.
15th March2013 SFP and Entitlement fears could cost farmers dearly & Farmers for Action call on all retailers to clearly show country of origin.
8th March 2013 Fonterra GDT Dairy Auction average jumps 10.4% in only two weeks & formula based contract from Dairy Crest is launched.
1st March 2013 Competition for milk hots up as Muller Wiseman turn up the heat & Canadian cheese processing giant to exit South Wales and Europe.
22nd February 2013 Dairy Crest retain Sainsburys contract for a further 3 years & United Dairy Farmers January milk price 28.35ppl and its monthly auction axed.
18th February 2013 Unhappy dairy farmers at Derby FFA meeting & Arlas direct contract is the first to comply with the Voluntary Code of Practice (VCP).
8th February 2013 First Milk to increase member capital contributions to accelerate its acquisitions & Big turnout required for Derby FFA open meeting.
4th February 2013 Will contamination of New Zealand product affect tomorrow’s Global Dairy Trade auction & First Milks ice Chairman resigns from NFUS.
25th January 2013 Vegan activist branding stunt backfires & Muller Wiseman sales team price correction.
21st January 2013 Muller Wiseman (MWD) to build UK’s biggest butter plant in aim to be the biggest, best and preferred UK milk processor & Beef burger scandal.
11th January 2013 Neil Kennedy to leave Arla & First Milk scoop former Wiseman Finance Director.
4th January 2013 0.23ppl milk price drop for (Arla) Milk Link Members & Mirror Mirror on the Wall – Will the Arla Milk Link price drop more?
21st December 2012 Andy Hemming – RIP & RSPCA spend £330,000 on a hunting with dogs case.
14th December 2012 Couple of price increases & November milk production down a whopping 6.1%
7th December 2012 Various price increases & New CAP rules delayed by at least 12 months.
30th November 2012 Various milk price increases & what are you all moaning about since you’re making “serious money”?
23rd November 2012 Various milk price increases & Only First Milk left to move on milk prices.
16th November 2012 Mirror Mirror on the wall, who really is the UK’s leading dairy company? & Arla Milk Link (AML) December price increase.
9th November 2012 Milk production plummets a whopping 6.5% & Big milk demonstration in Brussels on the 26th and 27th November.
26th October 2012 Milk auction prices rocket consequently ex-farm gate prices will be around 31.5ppl & EU milk quota super levy for 2011/12.
19th October 2012 Arla direct supply contract is launched with a 29p December price & Dairy Crest riding the waves.
12th October 2012 Various milk prices rises & 500 strong turn out for FFA/NFU dairy farmer meeting.
5th October 2012 Various milk price rises & Milk Link members receive £31.2 million in their bank accounts.
28th September 2012 Various milk price increases & Co-op ex farm gate milk premium down to 1ppl but that’s not the real problem.
21st September 2012 Various milk price increases & What will be the Arla_milk Link member October milk price be?
14th September 2012 Spot milk price close to 40p and imports already here & production is plummeting.
7th September 2012 The Danish invasion marches on towards 4 billion litres & Make Mine Milk campaign unveils Olympic superstar.
31st August 2012 Wisemans get a bruising as the heat is turned up in Ayrshire & a few milk price increases.
24th August 2012 5ppl milk price rise but who has pocketed the extra money? & Code of practive to be officially launched at RABDF Livestock Event/Dairy Event.
10th August 2012 Dairying Coalition to reveal stage 2 and Farmers for Action Membership.
3rd August 2012 0.5ppl price rise to producers supplying Wensleydale Dairy products & world dairy auction prices continue to climb.
27th July 2012 First Milk brake the log jam and are first to cancel their 1st August price cut & Arla cancel their 2ppl 1st August milk price cut.
20th July 2012 NO milk price drop for suppliers to Embleton Dairies & Tesco pay Wiseman and Arla the same price for all their liquid milk.
13th July 2012 4ppl milk price rise from Dairy Crest & huge turnout for meetings across Britain.
6th July 2012 Various milk price drops & Asda and Morrisons are now the main targets.
29th June 2012 0.26ppl price increase for suppliers of liquid milk to Sainsburys – from 1st July & The verdict – a 6ppl gap is the biggest ever.
25th June 2012 Milk auction prices bounce up & Olympic cows become yet another campaign opportunity.
15th June 2012 NFU Dairy summit & Paice pulls no punches in his Dairy UK dinner speech.
8th June 2012 EU and World dairy commodity prices head rapidly North & Correction to Freshways back dated price cut story.
1st June 2012 Various milk price cuts.
25th May 2012 Various price drops & Anglo German dairy relations turn sour with a £1 million price drop
23rd May 2012 No obvious negatives as Arla-Milk Link look to tie the knot & In conclusion: the shape of the UK dairy industry has changed.
18th May 2012 Milk auction results another mixed bag & Your chance to express your view on the future of dairying.
11th May 2012 Various milk price cuts & This weeks DIN conference “Is dairy recession proof”?
4th May 2012 Dairy Crest sneeze and heaps of dairy farmers catch a cold & various milk price cuts.
27th April 2012 Milk auction prices crash & Dairy Crest “The Dam Busters”.
20th April 2012 Dairy Crest are the only GB large processor which could cut May milk prices & Dairy Crest bad news story 1 + 2.
13th April 2012 No milk price adjustments for 1st May & Farmers bear the brunt of the Farmright collapse.
6th April 2012 Promar under attack from dairy farmer clients.
30th March 2012 Dairy Crest then say farmgate prices will be coming down & Ovens and AFMP board put on the spot.
23rd March 2012 Milk auction prices fall again & Muller beauty parade timing could be better.
16th March 2012 Dairy Crest move to plan B & Change on the NFU Dairy Board.
9th March 2012 Dairy Crest set to sell its profitable French branded spreads business & Rock Farm Dairy back in action.
2nd March 2012 Rock Farm Dairy Limited go in to administration after a century of trading & Rock Farm Dairies Limited – The Farmers
24th February 2012 United’s milk auction reflects weaker dairy markets & NFU elections.
17th February 2012 31.5ppl six month fixed price for Muller producers from Dairy Crest & EU dairy package receives a luke warm welcome.
10th February 2012 Arla recruiting for new Aylesbury plant but fail to acknowledge farmer investment & Farmright Update.
3rd February 2012 Muller resignation floodgates open & Dairy Crest statement see share value fall to 52 week low.
27th January 2012 Auction results ease & Surprise hurdle for Temple to jump.
20th January 2012 Mullers cash bid for Wiseman is accepted & Semex turns towards tomorrow.
13th January 2012 Wiseman shares rally as Muller Dairy takeover bid is confirmed & Tesco ditch First Milk deal.
6th January 2012 New Year bombshell from Muller & Meadow Foods report very healthy results.
23rd December 2011 Final 2011 Milk Auction comes off the boil & mixed results in final global dairy auction.
16th December 2011 Milk Link kill any concerns over New Year milk price reduction & Wind Farm Poll.
9th December 2011 World dairy auction prices rocket up 3.3% & Proud of Dairy and our military.
2nd December 2011 Dairy Crest Direct members challenge Dairy Crest & Free milk now on the cards.
25th November 2011 Record breaking 6ppl milk on sale & Auction average 29.02ppl.
18th November 2011 Wisemans operating profits at all time low 1.1ppl & Surprise Dairy Event announcement.
11th November 2011 Production down again & Dairy Crest liquid results are sour.
4th November 2011 World commodity auction prices are a mixed bag.
28th October 2011 Various milk price rises & Matthew Turnbull AFMP director 1993-2009.
21st October 2011 Various milk price rises & Correction and apology – Reference Cmyru Dairy Story.
14th October 2011 Various milk price rises & National milk production falls.
30th September 2011 Various milk price rises & Lactalis in the firing line for no producer price increase.
23rd September 2011 Various milk price rises & The GB milk market realities.
16th September 2011 The Tartan Army left steaming & Knowing when to keep your mouth shut!
5th September 2011 Milk auction averages a record breaking 29.53ppl & First Milk joint venture with the world’s largest dairy co-op.
26th August 2011 Will towards 2ppl be sufficient to guarantee supplies? & Northern Ireland Co-op suppliers benefit from market related milk price.
19th August 2011 Are you proud of Dairy? & Auction prices close to stand on.
12th August 2011 £50 million OFT fines will not be paid to farmers & First Milks end of year results.
8th August 2011 Global auction prices stable & Medina go shopping.
29th July 2011 Cave cheddar scoops Supreme Championship at Nantwich & Ian required therapy having attempted to read the latest Dairy Co report.
22nd July 2011 Britains cheapest milk – only 16ppl! & First Milks financial results.
15th July 2011 Dairy Co Datum bulletin under fire & M & S to introduce “healthier” lower saturated fat milk.
8th July 2011 June production on a par with 12 months ago & Wiseman send out a clear signal that ex farmgate milk price increases are imminent.
24th June 2011 Co-op announce price changes & Yorkshire dairy farmers trip to Westminster.
17th June 2011 Tesco lead is once again closely followed by its closes rivals & Yorkshire dairy farmings Dads Army march to Westminster.
10th June 2011 Wiseman moves to increase forecasting accuracy, but… & Onwards and upwards for Milk Link’s profits.
3rd June 2011 Fonterra SMP milk auction prices up & Arla cannot afford to ignore survey results.
27th May 2011 Monthly milk auction prices up 0.67ppl & First Milk announce a significant acquisition.
20th May 2011 Dairy Crest announce year end results.
13th May 2011 Welsh Farming Union back Scottish NFU milk price formula & Johal Dairies back in the news.
6th May 2011 NFUs pricing formula road show attracts farmers support & So what’s the deal for Tesco producers?
29th April 2011 0.15ppl milk price increase to South Caernarfon Creameries suppliers & AHDB/Dairy Co Conference.
22nd April 2011 Scottish NFU provide leadership and a potential solution to market related milk pricing & Another stilton cheese bites the dust.
15th April 2011 What is Dairy Crest’s master plan? & Wiseman and Arla tweaks.
8th April 2011 Blaydon Dairy set to close & UK production increased by 4%!
1st April 2011 Dairy Crest and milk and more brand dubbed milk and not much more.
25th March 2011 1ppl bonus to Freshways producers negotiated in conjunction with FFA & Auction price crash back.
18th March 2011 Have world community auction prices peaked? & Wiseman gain c-op group milk business.
11th March 2011 FFA reveal their new idea & February milk production up 4.4% (43.2m) litres.
4th March 2011 International auction prices exert pressure at home & Healthy results for Arla UK with questions outstanding.
25th February 2011 AMPE, MCVE and commodity prices on the move & Dairy Crest direct come away with a promise.
18th February 2011 Auction prices rocket up & Time for Dairy Crest Direct and Wiseman milk partnership o put their money where their mouths are.
11th February 2011 UK production continues to Rise with January up 54.1 million litres & Nocton attracts some rational industry comments.
4th February 2011 Various milk price rises & Gurus confirm the average cost of production is 29.10ppl.
28th January 2011 Various milk price rises & Dairy Crests deferred liquick milk price increase triggers flashing blue lights & Wiseman issue interim report.
21st January 2011 Fonterra auction average is knocking on the door of €4,000/tonne & cuddle up to FFA story no1 + 2.
14th January 2011 1ppl milk price increase from Milk Link is pivotal & First Milk investment payout.
7th January 2011 All eyes on Tesco with 1ppl increase rumour & Dairy Crest Direct seek a 27ppl minimum for non-aligned suppliers.
24th December 2010 34% increase in Meadow Foods profits & Dairy Crest’s New Year advertising campaign.
17th December 2010 Asda pour petrol on a raging fire & Farmer protests update.
10th December 2010 Asda is tipped to be the No1 target & NFU dairy board dilemma.
3rd December 2010 Auction prices increase by 2% & So what’s the next move?
26th November 2010 Angry farmers in Southern Ireland tell Tesco – Every little helps! & Are the big retailers the right targets?
19th November 2010 Mission Milk Event & Protests must aim high and at the right targets.
12th November 2010 Tesco switch to Dairy Crest confirmed & It’s not us to blame Gov’nor.
5th November 2010 World auction prices stand on & First Milk have turned the corner.
29th October 2010 Trick and no Treats. Tesco style & Arla Farmers Milk Partnership (AFMP) investment re-think needed.
22nd October 2010 FFA hit Tesco distribution depot & What’s the score with liquid milk prices?
18th October 2010 Quota fraudsters now behind bars & Yeo Valley Organic has the X Factor.
8th October 2010 Milk the GAP (says Dairy Co) Mid the Chasm (says Potter) & September production.
1st October 2010 Various milk price rises & Morrisons surprise announcement.
24th September 2010 Milk auction prices bounce back & Graham Dairies buys Claymore.
17th September 2010 Black Thursday as Wiseman shares crash from 485.5p to 335.90p & New partner in Westbury Dairies Limited.
10th September 2010 No going back for NEC Dairy Event & NFU dairy position under fire.
3rd September 2010 £1 million co-op cheese marketing campaign & Potential early Christmas present.
27th August 2010 Auction results dip further & Women’s Institute returns with another dairy farmer initiative.
20th August 2010 The World’s biggest 1 billion litre dairy becomes reality & Arla producers to help fund new super dairy.
13th August 2010 Northern Ireland milk prices “disconnect” from lagging GB prices & Don’t panic over 70% RPA production figure error.
6th August 2010 First Milk resigners unhappy that no further increases will come their way & Letter to Ian from
30th July 2010 0.5ppl Milk Link price increase – from 1st August & Liquid retailers will be the key targets.
23rd July 2010 Co-op losses reversed & RPA and DEFRA both under attack for failure.
16th July 2010 1,000 dairy farmers protest in Brussels & GM crop cop out.
9th July 2010 World commodity auction prices dip by almost 14% & The reigns pass from one wise man to another.
2nd July 2010 Dairy Co Loses data & Milk Link to reduce production bonus from April 2011.
25th June 2010 First Milk increase for cheese but not for liquid suppliers & 1ppl milk price increase for Meadow Foods suppliers.
18th June 2010 High Level Group (HLG) final report on milk & World milk output.
11th June 2010 NFU’s Great milk robbery & Raid on Freshways could cost them £250,000.
4th June 2010 Revolt by wholesale dairy companies over discount milk prices.
28th May 2010 £3.3 million interest payment to Milk Link members & It’s time for serious questions on Middle ground discounting.
21st May 2010 Commission commence release of intervention stocks & Alan Wiseman sells shares and stands down as Chariman.
14th May 2010 April production down 9.7m litres on 12 months ago & Dairy Crest profits down £1.18 as brilliant plan to raise revenues falters.
7th May 2010 The overall outlook for summer milk prices is positive & NFU scores own goal on farm works as vice president & others investigated.
30th April 2010 Various milk prices increases & Marks and Spencers producers continue to be the cream of the crop.
23rd April 2010 UK prices on the up & Dutch Dairy Board commodity prices up another €100/tonne.
16th April 2010 2009/2010 production is lowest on record & Farm gate milk price for February.
9th April 2010 World auction prices rocket up by almost 25% & Dutch commodity prices reflect shortage of product.
2nd April 2010 Dairy Crest (DC) profits up in end of year update & War between two dairies cost towards £2million.
26th March 2010 Tesco adjustments should not be followed by other opportunist buyers & 10,000 dairy cow unit proposal.
19th March 2010 First Milk to close Islands creamery & Milk Link’s top table changes.
12th March 2010 Around 200 ASDA producers lose retailer premium & Big problems at GB’s older Milk Co-op.
5th March 2010 Arla Foods AMBA dresses up its results to deliver a healthy profit.
26th February 2010 Auction prices ease but are still highest recorded for February & NFU conference.
19th February 2010 It’s crucial the NFU council make the right choice & Magic Malcolm closes DFB oral evidence.
5th February 2010 Philip Moody is a rat and Rob Knight couldn’t run a bath & Magic Malcolm steps in to the witness box.
29th January 2010 Old habits die hard as Sainsburys turn to Arla for liquid milk & NFU dairy farmer representative summit call …
22nd January 2010 Medina purchases former DFB dairy at Blaydon & Allocation of £25 million to UK dairy farmers goes to consultation.
15th January 2010 Another blow with HMRC decision which will cost DFOB suppliers millions & More chillie spice added to NFU elections.
8th January 2010 Fingers crossed for future of Claymore Dairies & Wiseman sets the record straight over milk import concerns.
24th December 2009 Hallelujah as Knight, Moody and Cooksey are called to give evidence & So what needs to be asked?
18th December 2009 Notes on commodity trading & Double award celebration for Belton cheese.
11th December 2009 DEFRA October farm gate milk price down almost 3ppl – again & Threat to close down Arla’s Leeds factory.
4th December 2009 Arla farmers miss out on price rises & Dairy Crest contract review includes 2 year fixed price option.
27th November 2009 Milk auction continues to rise to average 28.52ppl & NFU Northern Dairy contest is heavyweight contest.
17th November 2009 First Milk dispose of some previously family silver & Billion litre super dairy will be the largest in the world.
6th November 2009 World auction prices up 88% in only 4 months & DFB still smelly.
30th October 2009 Milk prices to remain unchanged & Tesco cheese price increases by £300 plus/tonne.
23rd October 2009 €280 million headline price in dairy farmers package & European Dairy Farmers voice is influencing the Ministers ..
16th October 2009 Rob Roy – Outlaw or Hero? & NFU stand accused sitting on the fence.
9th October 2009 UK production rises for the first time in 6 years & Changes in First Milk Board.
25th September 2009 First Milk loses £7m & Wisemans reshuffle in the South.
18th September 2009 Get on line now and buy some milk in protest over Asda and Tesco promotion & Procedure for appointing a Chairman is transparent.
11th September 2009 First Milk’s Chairman resigns following head to head & Is this all part of Shearlaw (The Cuckoo) master plan?
4th September 2009 World auction prices up 56.3% in only 8 weeks & The Co-ops lack of fair trade for dairy farmers attracts BBC’s attention.
21st August 2009 Auction prices jump 10% in a month & New ideas and opportunities open day in Cumbria.
14th August 2009 Clarification on 21.5ppl ex-DFB milk sales & Trading Standards instruct dairy remove the Welsh Dragon.
7th August 2009 Milk auction prices surge north by a whopping 26% & Could Arla walk away scot free from OFT investigation?
31st July 2009 Have First Milk lost almost £1.5m in 8 weeks (or overpaid by £1.5m)? & Belton cheese need a van to carry the weight of medals won at Nantwich.
24th July 2009 Possibility of on-farm quotas from Commission Report & Red card shown to Johal Dairies and Druces.
17th July 2009 English milk summit proves constructive & Arla allow producers under resignation to leave early as ex-DFB farmers queue to supply milk.
10th July 2009 Royal Show ends on a low point as the old dog is finally put to sleep & The final chapters in the collapse of DFB are not even drafted yet.
3rd July 2009 Shock! It has been a good news week for dairying (milk price drops aside)! & Good News Stories 1-4.
26th June 2009 Milk production still heading South as confidence amongst remaining farmers is fragile & Arla invests in research and development.
16th June 2009 You’ve been yated: Are PWC and Yates acting legally and morally in their 10p residual milk payment? & DFOB early day motion details.
12th June 2009 Court Judgment highlights the theft and bribery involving middle ground suppliers & DFB receiver closes Blaydon and Bridgend.
5th June 2009 Dairy Farmers of Britain goes into receivership, but industry rallies round to assist members & Call for a forensic examination of DFB’s affairs.
29th May 2009 Medina and Dairy Crest in talks to transfer middle ground business & European Milk Board unite dairy farmers from across the EU.
15th May 2009 The OFT price fixing investigation which we have all forgotten about & Pembrokeshire cheddar brand hits 32 Tesco stores.
8th May 2009 Urgent call for all dairy farmers and industry associates & DIN conference delegates and speakers are cautiously optimistic.
1st May 2009 Various milk price cuts & Ex-Dairy Crest man Nick Gayle joins turnaround man at DFB.
24th April 2009 DFB has now lost its biggest customer as Wiseman, Dairy Crest and Yeo Valley take remaining CTRG business & Chief Executive of DFB leaves.
17 April 2009 Arla announces £120 million cost cutting & Milk Link cheeses head for China.
10th April 2009 The caretaker Chairman of DFB has reneged on his word in less than 4 months & DFB end up with a bloody nose in the High Court.
3rd April 2009 Various milk price cuts & German quota prices crash to 21ppl.
30th March 2009 Tesco confirm the true cost of production is almost 27ppl & DFB get thumbs up and thumbs down as it seeks to salvage what it can.
20th March 2009 Calling on all dairy farmers and their wives/partners and mistresses to do some urgent mystery shopping & Co-ops milk pensions.
13th March 2009 1ppl guaranteed price reduction from Freshways following the loss of major contract & Will it be Mission Impossible for DFB on loanstock?
6th March 2009 Further 1.8ppl milk price cuts from Lactalis from 1st March 2009 & £70m debt for equity swap at DFB is latest move.
27th February 2009 Rumours of a Wiseman producer price cut for March are mythical & Arla profits almost 40% below expectations.
20th February 2009 Changes in DFB Board are not as first planned & Dairy Breakout session and NFU Dairy Survival Plan receives mixed response.
13th February 2009 The For Sale Board at Dairy Farmers of Britain is now public & Cumberland Cheese factory closes.
30th January 2009 Various price cuts & Arla to invest £70 million in Leeds factory.
23rd January 2009 Export refunds should help put a bottom in the commodity market & Surplus milk at Freshways.
16th January 2009 ASDA change cheese supplier from First Milk to Lactalis & NFU receives legal opinion on DFB contracts.
2nd January 2009 Various price cuts & Soya meal and wheat prices nudge up.
19th December 2008 Auction results continue to head south averaging only 16.63ppl & Meanwhile what has Cooksey been up to this week?
12th December 2008 Fresh & Lo offer at 25p/litre flushes out Tesco as cheats & Arla profit warning.
5th December 2008 DFB under attack as they try to steady the ship & NFU in firing line with selective press releases.
28th November 2008 DFB axes almost 33% of its workforce as almost 700 jobs go and 2 ex-ACC factories close & Where has it all gone wrong for DFB?
21st November 2008 Paynes announce what is likely to be the final milk price increase of 2008 & Milk Link takes DC cheese scalp.
14th November 2008 Seismic changes at Dairy Farmers of Britain all within 7 days & So what do others think of Knight’s departure and DFB’s communication?
7th November 2008 United Dairy Farmers results achieved without using farmers cash & DFB top executive leaves at short notice.
31st October 2008 Does Wisemans + First Milk = DFB members future? & Tesco Local Choice would benefit from Wiseman takeover.
24th October 2008 DFB no longer “A business on track” & French producers vent their anger at 22ppl milk price.
17th October 2008 How to deal with farmers and supermarkets parts 1 + 2 & NFSCo scraps membership fee and moves to user pay fee system.
10th October 2008 Various milk prices increases & No news from Dairy Crest.
3rd October 2008 Some key points before farmers sign up to Promar costings & Dairy Crest almost certain to close Nottingham facilities.
26th September 2008 No smoke signals from Tesco to Stanton & First Milk’s salaries are not as high as others.
19th September 2008 1million litres/day of imported milk & Tesco could save £3million and pay Promar a bonus.
12th September 2008 Dairy UK sacks its high profile Chairman, prompting the NFU to take its bat and ball home & Milk Link sells Staplemead to French dairy.
5th September 2008 It’s clear who is flying dairy farmers’ kite for a milk price increase & Another rural myth does the rounds.
29th August 2008 Wisemans and Tesco’s facing producer notices as do Promar & French dairy farmers furious over milk price increase.
22nd August 2008 Milk auction fairs well but volumes were down significantly & Farmer suggests clearing Tesco’s shelves on all Fresh’n’Lo milk.
15th August 2008 Reaction to Tesco offer took less than 24 hours to prompt a response from Morrisons! & Once again we ask where will Wiseman get the milk?
8th August 2008 DFOB annual results show sliding profits and declining milk supplies & Milk production up 15.7 million litres in July.
1st August 2008 DFOB resigns 50 million litres of South East contract and Wiseman steps in & Meadow steps up recruitment of new producers.
25th July 2008 Now government knackers dairy farmers on nitrates & South Caernarfon creameries post record profits.
18th July 2008 High court victory is a blow to DEFRA and the Government & Ban on calf exports due to TB is double dutch and a ruse.
11th July 2008 June production figures – down another 20 million litres & NFU goes head to head with DEFRA.
4th July 2008 It’s no to any badger cull as Benn bottles out at Royal Show & Arla UK partnership the good news and the irritating news.
27th June 2008 Milk Link’s results certainly demonstrate they are not the weakest link as Ronnie rings the bell & Trading in milk futures is imminent.
20th June 2008 Arla follow Dairy Crest with 0.3ppl rise & Milk auction prices up almost 2ppl in a month.
13th June 2008 Dairy Crest confirm Morrisons 1ppl equates to 0.3ppl for each producer & NVZ implementation report calls for Hilary Benn to ….
6th June 2008 European milk strike ends & United introduce cost rebate to larger producers.
30th May 2008 ASDA deal on discounted milk & Morrison’s 1ppl headline is confusing everyone.
23rd May 2008 Morrisons hit the headlines with 1ppl regional milk initiative & Farmers should be up in arms with retailers as dairy farmers are thrown crumbs.
16th May 2008 Wiseman issue profits warning but know milk prices must continue to head north & Hostility as Jersey aims for PDO for its butter & yoghurt
9th May 2008 DFB accused of remaining 3 months off the pace & Milk sales up 2.5%.
2nd May 2008 Dairy Farmer numbers will drop below 10,000 this summer & Minimal confidence as survey points to continuing decline in UK milk production.
25th April 2008 Credit Suisse re-evaluate Dairy Crest shares which it rates as under-performing & Dairy Co board on expedition to outer Cornwall.
18th April 2008 Wiseman flex their muscles by imposing a new contract terms & World super co-op moves one step closer to reality.
11th April 2008 Another successful DIN conference and a gathering of the great and the good from the world dairy industry.
4th April 2008 Scottish NFU accuses milk purchasers of dithering & meanwhile further south in Southern Ireland the outlook is cautiously optimistic.
28th March 2008 Tesco price increases by 0.5ppl to 28ppl & Dairy Crest shares drop more than 50p in 8 hours on the back of the pre-close trading statement.
20th March 2008 Tesco concludes April to September milk prices & UK’s milk quota boosted to 14.686 billion litres.
14th March 2008 The pressure is about to hit Hanne Sondergaard and Arla & Milk promotion continues at education show.
7th March 2008 Co-op report points to ex-farm gate milk price of almost 30p litre & Will Wisemans require new customers for new Bridgwater Dairy?
29th February 2008 28ppl contract from Muller ups the pace & French milk production up 450 million litres.
22nd February 2008 ASDA pull the plug on resigner’s 1ppl bonus & First Milk producers will defect to Wisemans.
25th January 2008 Irelands milk auction returns 22.39ppl & Organic milk position serious.
18th January 2008 Meadow make right noises & Channel Island milk sales boom.
11th January 2008 Dairy company shares tumble & Free Entry to LAMMA Show
21st December 2007 Ronald Akkerman – The Flying Dutchman sells out to Meadow Foods.
14th December 2007 Dairy Crest chairman quits after 7 months & NVZ regulation threat to you.
7th December 2007 Fines of £116m can only be detrimental to dairy farmers.
30th November 2007 DEFRA strike threat & Arla loses more producers.
23rd November 2007 33ppl for NI’s United Dairy Farmers & Mad Mills is at least consistent.
16th November 2007 The Milkman Ltd kicks in at 29.5p nett & organic milk sales up 11.5%.
9th November 2007 Arla UK producers may join the Arla Co-op & October production figures.
2nd November 2007 Price rises & Arla Denmark changes contracts to make it easier to leave.
26th October 2007 Former dairy Crest and Aspatria producers consult lawyers & Ians Diary
19th October 2007 Arla on hunt for new members & Italians told to pay up
12th October 2007 FMD restrictions lifted from 17th Oct. & Bluetongue
5th October 2007 2007 Single Payments boost & Petition for financial compensation
28th September 2007 Bath & West Dairy Show Postponed & MDC’s new name
21st September 2007 OFT – on price fixing for milk and dairy products & NFU & MDC Silent
14th September 2007 2007 Dairy Event at Stoneleigh Park cancelled.
7th September 2007 27.5p from Tesco to Wiseman/Arla producers & Ians Diary
31st August 2007 Co-ops talk of mergers & AMPE and MCVE both pass 30ppl.
24th August 2007 Scottish farmers demand 25p by September & Calf export back on.
17th August 2007 Many stories of milk price rises for producers
10th August 2007 MDC Study & All change at Arla UK
3rd August 2007 Record breaking milk auction averages almost 35p. No Super Levy 2006/07
27th July 2007 3 & 6 month fixed milk price contracts – your views required.
20th July 2007 Dairy Farmers and Spot Milk Selling & Freshways price angers farmers.
13th July 2007 1.4ppl rise for Heler Cheese suppliers & Royal Show site could be up for sale.
6th July 2007 28.71ppl average for milk auction & Tesco Local Choice milk attracts Trading standards
29th June 2007 Confirmed 0.5ppl First Milk price increase & Waitrose joins green milk drive.
22nd June 2007 Producer hits boiling point with Arla tactics & Glanbia Cheese 0.5ppl price rise.
15th June 2007 Spot milk sells for 28ppl+ & Tesco to buy out Wiseman Dairies.
8th June 2007 ASDA push on milk advertising and battle with FSA & ASDA 4 litres for £2.00.
1st June 2007 World milk prices are rocketing & Gordon Brown effectively charges farmers an extra 8.5% tax.
25th May 2007 Middle ground suicide sellers could wreck the UK market & RPA still in a big mess.
18th May 2007 Milk Direct increase is considered an insult & dairy Crest closure of Totnes.
11th May 2007 Dairy farmer numbers drop below 13,000 & Captive bolt guns available.
4th May 2007 First Milk back dates milk price increase & More good news for Arla.
April 27th 2007 Waitrose milk price & Nestle warning over global milk price escalation.
April 24th 2007 Will the new Arla boss be another Peter the Great? 0.5ppl increase from Helers.
April 13th 2007 Why no increase for Arla and the other Dairy Crest suppliers.
April 5th 2007 22p litre from Tesco – to dedicated suppliers & What about Sainsburys?