Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price will be unchanged for November 2018, with the UK manufacturing price per litre remaining at 32.47 pence.
Commenting on Arla's decision to hold its milk price, Arla Foods amba board director, Johnnie Russell, said: “We have not yet seen any knock on impact of the summer drought and while global milk supply is currently stable, there has been a significant reduction in butter and cream commodity prices. The market development creates pressure on the business.”
- Manufacturing price based on every other day collection, top quality, one million litres,4.2% butterfat, 3.4% protein
- Arla farmers are paid on constituents via a manufacturing schedule.For ease of comparison, the liquid price is 31.21 pence per litre, based on 4% fat and 3.3% protein.
- The Arla on-account price for organic milk will also remain unchanged from 1 November.
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 €2.9 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.