Farmers get more 

Farmers have been given a rash of price increases for their milk, taking effect next month. First Milk has offered an extra 0.5ppl, Robert Wiseman has announced a further 0.7ppl and there is an extra 0.5ppl from Dairy Farmers of Britain. 

Stick pack talks 

Dairystix - the UK's only supplier of portion-controlled stick packs of milk - is in talks with the multiples over listings. The packs use half the plastic of a conventional little tub. 

Help for the elderly 

Fermented milk supplemented with specific probiotic bacteria can improve both the nutritional status and immune function of elderly hospitalised patients, according to the British Journal of Nutrition.