Müller Continues Investment To Support UK Dairy Farmers
Dairy group Müller has announced that it is introducing a series of measures to help its supplying farmers in the UK.
Müller has already committed to investing £100 million in its UK network, so that it can build an additional £700 million worth of sales from dairy products made with British milk by 2020.
Now, the company is agreeing to increase its farm gate milk price to £0.29 per litre from 1 September 2017, to provide support for local dairy farmers.
The company is also introducing a contract option, giving farmers the opportunity to agree a monthly price for up to 25% of their milk volume for 12 months in advance, and an insight service to provide farmers with data and welfare tools.
"Britain remains one of the best places in the world to produce milk and Müller is investing heavily to ensure that consumers will be able to buy more and more dairy products made in Britain with milk from British farmers," said Rob Hutchison, Müller's agriculture director.
“We want to work with farmers to realise our shared ambitions as the basis of a progressive industry with the security and confidence to invest. The steps we are outlining today are early measures which signal our intent.”
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