Realistic prices 

The Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers is calling for more market-led milk prices for producers. It believes farm-gate prices are so low that contracts should be less prescriptive and more in touch with marketplace realities. 

Welsh milk deal 

First Milk, Robert Wiseman Dairies and Tesco have struck a deal to supply fresh Welsh milk to stores in Wales. About 850 dairy farmers have been offered contracts with an opening price of about 22ppl. 

Record categories 

Nantwich International Cheese Show attracted a record 154 classes this year for farmhouse, continental and snacking cheeses. Butlers and Shepherds Purse were among the award winners.