Farming News - Meadow Foods announces fall in January's milk price

Meadow Foods announces fall in January's milk price

06 Dec 2017
Frontdesk / Livestock

Meadow Foods has announced its milk price will fall by 1.25ppl from January 1, taking its standard A litre milk price to 29.75ppl. The change will apply to the flat rate element on the price schedule.

This follows Muller’s recent announcement that they were dropping it’s price by 1.5ppl to 29ppl.

Meadow said milk volumes were now running at increased levels for the time of year, adding negative pressure to the market, following the strong performance of the dairy markets throughout the summer.

Mark Chantler, chief executive at Meadow Foods, said: “We regret that the sudden and marked downturn in milk prices have required us to move our price to reflect these market conditions.

“We have however been working to ensure that we are now far better placed to manage a downturn, focusing on developing our sales to achieve more products sold into premium contracts.

“This should help reduce some of the effects of market volatility, however we will continue to monitor the situation very closely going into the New Year.”

Arla, Dairy Crest and First Milk have yet to announce their price for January.