Arla’s price for both conventional milk will remain unchanged in November at 32.30 pence for the conventional manufacturing litre.
Commenting on the decision to hold the price for November, Jonathan Ovens said:“We have achieved a 16 per cent increase in our price since July, as a result of four consecutive milk price increases.
“We are expecting milk volumes to increase as we move into 2018 and this, coupled with increased activity in global markets from non-European players, means that commodity markets are now in balance, bringing some softness into commodity prices in Europe.
“All commodity product categories have reduced in price in recent weeks but are still trading at what historically would be seen as good prices. As a consequence the Arla Foods amba farmer board believes that it is the right decision to hold its milk price into November.”
- Manufacturing price based on every other day collection, top quality, one million litres,4.2% butterfat, 3.4% protein
- Arla Foods is transitioning to a manufacturing schedule only with effect from 1 January 2018, where Arla farmers will be paid on constituents.For ease of comparison, the liquid price is 31.05 pence, based on 4% fat and 3.3% protein.
Arla Foods is a global dairy company and co-operative owned by 11,200 dairy farmers with circa 2,500 of whom are British.
Dating back to 1881, Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. With production facilities in 11 countries and sales offices in a further 30, Arla is the world’s fifth largest dairy company and largest supplier of organic dairy products. Arla has a total of more than 18,000 colleagues and its products are sold under the well-known brands Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® in more than 100 countries.
Arla Foods UK is the largest dairy company in the country and is home to leading dairy brands Anchor®, Arla Cravendale®, and Arla Lactofree® with a turnover of €2.2 billion. The UK is largest market within the Europe Zone, contributing 35% of the zone’s turnover and also comprises 25% of the Group revenue.
As well as being a leading supplier of fresh milk, number one in butter, spreads and cream, Arla is the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer. It has also built the world’s largest fresh milk facility located at Aylesbury that later this year will become the first net zero carbon site of its kind. The UK business has a team of approximately 3,500 colleagues located at its dairies, creameries, distribution centres and head office.