Dairy

A new traceability scheme has been mostly welcomed by the meat and farming sector

Meat industry welcomes livestock traceability scheme

By Aidan Fortune

The meat and agricultural industry has welcomed the creation of a new Livestock Information Service to give farmers and processors accurate information about animals and their movements.

Arla's milk prices rose for the first time in three months

Arla increases milk cost for processors

By James Ridler

Dairy supplier Arla Foods is set to increase the price for its milk by 0.32 pence per litre (ppl) from 1 April, the first rise since December last year, taking the price of milk sent to processors to 27.43ppl.

Milk prices have been falling

Arla and First Milk unveil price drops from March

By Michelle Perrett

Milk prices continue to fall, with First Milk and Arla unveiling reductions from March and the National Farmers Union (NFU) pressing Arla to work with farmers to mitigate price cuts.

Meadow Foods makes dairy products such as butter for food manufacturers

Roil acquisition for Meadow Foods

By Rod Addy

Dairy group Meadow Foods has acquired edible oils business Roil Foods for an undisclosed sum in a bid to expand its dairy products portfolio.

Total food and drink exports hit £22bn in 2017

Dairy, salmon, whisky and pork export wins in 2017

By James Ridler & Rod Addy

Dairy, salmon and pork exports soared in 2017 following the Brexit vote, helping to add £2bn to overseas food and drink sales compared with 2016, according to figures released by the government.

Key brands such as Cathedral City in growth

Spreads and cheese grow revenue for dairy firm

By Michelle Perrett

Dairy Crest confirmed Cathedral City cheese and its spreads brands, including Clover, were the power behind a sales performance that was “well ahead” of last year, according to a trading statement.

Arla plans to make Aylesbury home to the production of lactose-free products for the UK market

Dairy giant plans to invest hundreds of millions in 2018

By Rod Addy

Ingredients firm Arla aims to invest £460M globally in 2018, including £72M in the UK, amid plans to create a UK manufacturing hub for its Lactofree brand, upgrade production and champion eco-friendly packaging initiatives.

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