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Average farmgate milk price back to 2014 levels Subscription

14 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The UK average farmgate milk price, excluding retailer and processor bonuses, rose to 27.78ppl in July

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Vegan campaigners Viva! launch 'ditch dairy' bus ad campaign Subscription

12 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The campaign, carries two separate ads outlining ‘shocking facts’ about the dairy industry

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British farmers to get full benefit of Morrisons milk range Subscription

19 Aug 2017 | By Kevin White

Morrisons is ramping up its support for British dairy farmers with a new dedicated milk supply group

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Müller looks to offer 'stability' with futures contracts Subscription

31 Jul 2017 | By Kevin White

Arrangement will allow farmers who are not aligned to supermarkets to lock in up to 25% of their milk price for a year

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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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How the Super Cows could boost dairy farming's image Subscription

08 Sep 2017 | By Kevin White

The Superkühe project uses cameras and sensors to track the lives of dairy cows who live on three different farms

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Free-range milk: sounds great... but what exactly is it? Subscription

13 Jan 2017 | By Kevin White

Two new rival “free-range milk” brands are imminent…

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Müller faces frothing in its non-aligned milk pool

17 Nov 2016 | By Kevin White

After a relatively quiet past few months, there could be fresh stirrings of mutiny in the sector

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Clothier: Brexit has exposed lack of leadership Subscription

11 Mar 2016 | By Rich Clothier

Food and drink desperately needs a manifesto to protect its interests and minimise risk says Wyke Farms MD Richard Clothier

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Raw milk caution please Subscription

20 Jul 2014

As the secretary of the Specialist Cheesemakers Association…

Keep your friends close... and farmers closer!

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…


In the wake of the Brexit negotiations to date, which best describes your position?

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The public must be reconnected with their food Subscription

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 Subscription

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 Subscription

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.

Dairymen 2014

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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