Sunday, 04 October 2015

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Milk price rise joy for Cumbrian farmers

Around 1,000 dairy farmers are set to get more money for their milk.

Dairy Crest farmers across Cumbria and the North West will receive an increase of between 1p per litre (ppl) and 1.25ppl from January 1.

This will see a rise for its suppliers of liquid milk to 30p for a standard litre and 30.25p for those on its Davidstow cheese contract.

First Milk has also announced an increase.

Farmers in their liquid pool will receive a 0.5ppl increase from December 1 while those supplying the dairy on a cheese contract will receive a 0.5ppl increase from January 1.

Farmers in the balancing pool will receive a 0.5ppl increase in two stages, 0.25ppl on December 1 and 0.25ppl on January 1.


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