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.
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.