First Milk

First Milk post profit growth after ‘transformation’ of the company

First Milk doubles profits in full year results

By Gwen Ridler

Dairy processor First Milk has almost doubled its profits in its financial results for the year ended March 31 2017, following a “transformation” of the business.

Milk First posted a rise in profits in its interim report. Image copyright Flickr user Endre Majoros

Milk processor posts profit growth

By Gwen Ridler

First Milk has posted an £8M rise in profit since last year in its interim financial report for the six months to September 30 2016, following a “radical transformation” of the company.

Arla has acquired full ownership of Westbury Dairies

Arla takeover of Westbury Dairies welcomed

By Michael Stones

Arla’s move to acquire full ownership of Westbury Dairies – formerly operated with First Milk as a joint venture – has been welcomed by milk suppliers.

First Milk's AD project is progressing

First Milk cheese plant completes first stage of AD

The first stage in a large sustainability project at one of the UK's largest cheese creameries operated by First Milk has been completed by anaerobic digestion (AD) treatment specialist Clearfleau.

Paice: 'determined to move forward'

Dairy crisis

First Milk finances ‘stabilised’, says Paice

By Rod Addy

First Milk has “stabilised” its finances and is on track to recover from the cash flow problems that emerged earlier this year, according to chairman Sir Jim Paice.

Dairy Crest has cut March milk prices, but put the brakes on furthers cuts for now


Dairy Crest avoids milk price cut

By Rod Addy

Dairy processors have halted milk price cuts for the time being, as the market struggles to right itself.

The dairy industry faces an unprecendented crisis amid oversupply and falling prices

Dairy crisis

NFU ‘urgently seeking answers’ from First Milk

By Rod Addy

The National Farmers Union (NFU) is planning urgent talks with First Milk after the farmer cooperative proposed to crank up its members’ costs at a time when the dairy industry is under severe financial pressure.

Work has begun on the Haverfordwest effluent treatment plant

First Milk investment soured by Wrexham’s fate

By Rod Addy

Dairy cooperative First Milk faced bitter sweet developments this week, with news of green investment in its Haverfordwest creamery in Pembrokeshire soured by confirmation it would close its Wrexham cheese packing plant.