Milk Marque triplet Zenith has signed up seven Yorkshire farmers to convert to organic production: their output will be dedicated to supplying the Fountains Dairy at Kirby Malzeard. At present, Fountains takes 90,000 litres of organic milk a week. Over the next two years, an increasing proportion of this will be provided locally ­ and talks are in hand with three other nearby milk producers. Producers co-op Zenith is offering a 0.5ppl bonus for the converting farms. At present organic milk is earning producers 30.9ppl ­ although there is a risk of softening organic prices as the milk pool grows. {{PROVISIONS }}

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