Dairy

Arla is to pay its net profit to its farmers

Arla to pay £280m to drought-hit farmers

By James Ridler

Dairy processor Arla is to pay out the entirety of its 2018 net profit to its farmer partners, who were hit by the extreme weather conditions in Europe.

The UK has secured a £240m dairy trade deal with China

UK secures £240m China dairy export deal

By James Ridler

International trade secretary Liam Fox has secured a multi-million pound export deal with China to supply UK dairy products made with milk from third countries.

Errington was forced to lay off its last two members of staff, as the council refused to release stocks of its cheese

E.coli death linked cheesemaker lays off staff

By James Ridler

Errington Cheese, the Scottish cheesemaker linked to a fatal outbreak of E.coli O157 in 2016, has made the last of its remaining staff redundant, as sales dropped in spite of a ruling that cleared the company of breaching hygiene regulations.

Unite members at Dale Farm have voted in favour of strike action

Strike action threatened at Dale Farm

By James Ridler

Members of trade union Unite working for dairy processor Dale Farm have voted in favour of strike action, after a breakdown in pay negotiations.

Dairy UK and AHDB Dairy have spent £1.2m on a campaign to get millennials to stick with dairy

Dairy UK spends £1.2m on social media campaign

By James Ridler

Trade association Dairy UK and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB’s) dairy division have spent £1.2m on a campaign to persuade millennials to stick with dairy.

Graham's The Family Dairy is appealing against a decision to block the development of a £20m dairy centre

Dairy appeals planning permission refusal

By James Ridler

A Scottish dairy processor is appealing a decision by Scottish ministers last month to refuse planning permission for a £20m dairy facility and housing development in Stirlingshire, which would have created up to 800 jobs.

Meadow Foods makes a range of dairy products for foodservice customers as well as dairy ingredients

Investor cashes in on Meadow Foods growth

By Rod Addy

Sales growth at Meadow Foods has led to finance group Exponent investing in the dairy processor in a deal that entails buying key investor Paine Schwartz’s full shareholding.

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