Robert Wiseman Dairies is increasing the milk price paid to its Wiseman Milk Group members by 1.85ppl from October.

The rise which will take the milk price to 28.425ppl [] will ­apply from October.

The increase reflected high prices in the commodity markets as well as the need to secure supply through the winter, said milk procurement director Pete Nicholson. "It's important we ensure our farmgate milk price is ­competitive against higher prices being offered by cheese manufacturers."