Tag Archives: dairy

Black and white issue

Farmers have launched a new brand of free-range milk with a distinctive black top. Is it really the next green thing? Free-range milk? All milk is free range, isn’t it? No. More and more cows are being kept inside for a lot of the year, but what isn’t clear is how many. The most recent…
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Dairy industry gets tough on drugs

The UK dairy industry has responded to the growing threat posed by drug-resistant infections by launching new initiatives to tackle antibiotic use. The package of measures introduced by trade body Dairy UK includes a new training programme for dairy farmers and improved teat sealant training to be carried out by vets. The aim of the…
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In defence of dairy

Milk alternatives beware: the dairy sector is fighting back. A report published today by the Dairy All-Party Parliamentary Group calls on the Department of Health to introduce a ‘3-a-day’ scheme for milk and dairy consumption. “The UK must put dairy back on the menu,” the group of MPs concluded. “The introduction of a national 3-a-day…
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Footprint Poll: The results

LAST WEEK, retail multiple Morrisons announced the launch of a new milk brand, Milk for Farmers, that would charge a 10p premium a litre, with that 10p going back to dairy farmers supplying Morrisons' processor Arla. It's a scheme not dissimilar to Fairtrade but, in general, should customers be expected to pay extra to support…
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Dairy farmers in crisis

THE CRISIS in the dairy industry has hit the headlines again this week. There have been emergency meetings held in Stormont in response to the Northern Irish Dairy crisis.                   Milk prices are down 28% this month as a result of good pasture, whist the abolition of…
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DEFRA negotiates dairy farmer support

FOLLOWING A tough year for the dairy industry, the Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has asked that UK banks, tax authorities and the Rural Payments Agency to show support to farmers.                     At a meeting hosted by Defra Secretary Liz Truss, the RPA…
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First Milk delay dairy farmers’ pay by two weeks

FIRST MILK announced that over 1,000 farmers within one of its co-operatives would see a delay in their pay cheque, due on Monday 12th January, and all subsequent payments after will be put back a fortnight.                       The news has been said to have made…
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NFU publishes list of dairy-friendly companies

SODEXO, BRAKES and 3663 are the only three foodservice businesses to appear on a new NFU list of the companies that are paying dairy farmers a fair price. Costa Coffee is the lone High Street food and drink outlet on the list.   The NFU’s list, which also features retailers and wholesalers, has been compiled…
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Putting Milk First

Footprint met up with Tim Innocent, Head of Purchasing – Direct Materials, Nestle UK – to talk about the company’s approach to sourcing milk sustainably as part of its ‘Creating Shared Value’ approach to business.   Nestle’s philosophy is to ensure that it takes the right solution to the right market-place and put things in…
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