CUMBRIAN producers who supply major dairy co-operative Arla will see a farmgate milk price rise from Sunday.

Members’ farmgate milk price will rise by 0.9p/litre for both conventional and organic milk from November 1.

This takes its conventional milk manufacturing price to 30.66p/litre and the organic price to 39.02p/litre.

These prices are based on collection every other day of milk in the top quality band totalling at least 1m litres annual supply at 4.2 percent butterfat and 3.4 percent protein.

Applied to a standard liquid litre (4 percent fat and 3.3 percent protein), the price equates to 30.66p/litre.

Arla Foods amba board director and farmer owner Arthur Fearnall said: “Despite year-on-year increases in milk volumes across the globe, commodity markets have remained resilient, with some softening in cheese prices being offset by increases in powder and cream prices.

He added: “Against this backdrop, the business performance remains strong and the outlook is stable.”

Arla Foods said that through the Covid-19 pandemic, it had adapted across its entire value chain to deliver against the changing channels and shift in consumer needs.

Last week's New Zealand-based GDT dairy commodity online auction saw its index rise just 0.4 percent across a basket of wholesale dairy commodities. Butter and cheddar showed the most positive trend, up by 3.3 percent and 3 percent, respectively.

Last week Meadow Foods announced that it will be increasing its milk price by 1p per litre from November for its producers. This means the British farmer-owned co-op's liquid standard litre will rise to 27.75ppl.