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Farmgate pricing inquiry announced by environment committee Subscription

18 Sep 2015 | By Kevin White

MPs are set to heap further scrutiny on the relationship between retailers and suppliers with a new inquiry into farmgate prices

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First Milk delays payment to farmers amid cashflow problems

08 Jan 2015 | By Kevin White

12 Jan payment pushed back to 26 Jan, with all future payments delayed too

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Iceland goes it alone by linking processor and farmgate prices Subscription

19 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

The mults have shown little appetite for following Iceland’s lead and linking the price…


First Milk to make further cuts to farmgate prices

31 Oct 2014 | By Simon Gwynn

First Milk has announced a further cut to its farmgate milk prices.

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Download the full results of our milk protests survey Subscription

02 Aug 2012 | By Julia Glotz

An exclusive YouGov poll for The Grocer shows 4.3 million shoppers would change their behaviour to support British dairy farmers. Here’s a full breakdown of the results by age, gender, social grade and geography.

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Are French-style farmer protests about to hit the UK? Subscription

31 Jul 2015 | By Kevin White

Pigs running around supermarkets may be off the agenda, but an air of resignation could yet turn into something more militant

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Farmgate milk price collapse looks set to continue in 2015 Subscription

12 Dec 2014 | By Kevin White

Almost a quarter of the value of UK farmgate milk has been wiped out since April, according to data from DairyCo…

Milk Jug and Cows

Raw milk caution please

20 Jul 2014

As the secretary of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association…

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Keep your friends close... and farmers closer! Subscription

23 Jun 2013

Over the past few months, farm milk prices have been rising dramatically…

Dairy UK's new chairman Billy Keane lays out his challenges Subscription

19 May 2013

When I was asked whether I would consider becoming the chairman of Dairy UK, I did not answer ‘yes’ immediately…

A land of milk and no money Subscription

18 Aug 2012 | By Clive Black

Tempers have been flaring across pastoral Britain as farmers, far from a radical bunch in the main…

Dairy farmers win with clever, co-ordinated, constant campaign

28 Jul 2012 | By Julia Glotz

A confession: I didn’t think they had it in them. When dairy farmers first started talking about protests…


Is the Autumn Statement good news for grocery?

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The public must be reconnected with their food

04 Aug 2012

Sir: Now is the time to connect consumers with their food and milk (‘4.3 million promise to switch…

Think about the true cost of milk

21 Jul 2012 Updated: 24 Jul 2012

I am a 27-year-old dairy farmer from Gloucestershire. I am the fourth generation to farm this land, and I find myself at a crossroads…

Cruelty to baby goats

30 Jun 2012 Updated: 05 Jul 2012

We would like to comment on ‘Delamere defends farm accused of cruelty in Daily Mail exposé’.

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The Dairymen 2015

11 Sep 2015

It’s been a turbulent year for the UK dairy industry. Our Dairymen special looks at the new power players in dairy supplier boardrooms, and charts the opportunities and challenges for the sector in the year ahead.

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The Dairymen 2014

10 Sep 2014

The UK dairy industry is at a crossroads. With EU milk quotas to be removed next year, the sector’s focus is zeroing in on how to make the most of the opportunities offered by the new regime

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