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Arla Foods UK reports revenue growth of 3 per cent in the first half of 2021 with a net revenue of £1.1bn (€1.2bn). The company continued to navigate the operational challenges presented by Covid-19, and saw retail and e-commerce sales of its branded products continue to grow as people in Britain maintained a higher level of in-home consumption in the first part of the year.
However, in the second half of the year the inflationary environment created by Covid-19 is expected to challenge the cooperative and its farmer owners with increasing production costs due to higher prices on fuel, energy, packaging and feed.
The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will be reduced by 1 euro cent from 1 September 2021. This means that when applied to the standard manufacturing litre Arla’s milk price will be 32.30 pence per litre for conventional milk and 40.66 pence per litre for organic milk for Arla’s farmer owners, a 0.90ppl reduction.
Arla launches new report revealing carbon footprint data from almost 2,000 dairy farms and the steps being taken to reduce farm emissions by 30% by 2030
The collective findings of the carbon footprints of 1,964 UK dairy farms have been released by the farmer owned cooperative Arla Foods as it reveals how its farmers are using data to drive down the carbon footprint of its milk.
The findings, which are summarised in a new report, “A sustainable future for British dairy” show that Arla’s UK dairy farmers are already producing milk with 1.13kg CO2e per kg of milk, around half the global average*. It also details the most common areas which farmers will focus on to reduce emissions further, and the emerging technologies being trialled.
Arla’s on-farm R&D facility was formally launched last week, showcasing a range of cutting-edge trials that are testing the tech of the future.
Arla creates 50 new jobs in Yorkshire, after production of Lactofree milk for UK market starts following move from Denmark and Sweden
Dairy co-operative invests £25 million in existing facility in Settle
Move fueled by 93%* growth in the UK’s ‘free from’ dairy sector over the last four years
The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will remain unchanged from 1 August 2021.
Dairy farmers call on nation to support pollinators by giving a corner of their gardens to help bees get their buzz back.
Dairy cooperative Arla’s farmers give away 100,000 seed packs to help Britain build a nation-wide network of pollinator pit stops for bees.
The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will remain unchanged from 1 July 2021.
Arla celebrates victory in BEIS competition enabling the start of biochar innovation project to explore greenhouse gas removal for farmers
A consortium of eight organisations, including farmer owned dairy cooperative Arla Foods UK, has been awarded funding as a part of the government’s Direct Air Capture and Greenhouse Gas Removal Technologies competition. The project will test the feasibility of using biochar commercially in agriculture. The consortium believes that if this could be achieved and biochar became commonly used across agriculture, it could result in significant amounts of carbon being removed from the atmosphere and stored in farm soils for centuries, whilst also supporting good soil health.
The Arla Foods on-account price for conventional and organic milk will increase by 0.5 euro cents per kilo from June 2021.
This means that when applied to the standard manufacturing litre Arla’s milk price will increase by 0.44 pence per litre to 33.23 pence for conventional milk and 41.59 pence per litre for organic milk for Arla’s farmer owners.
The results are in for Arla’s climate checks, one of the world’s largest externally validated sets of carbon footprint data for farms. Since launching last year, 7,986 farms across seven European countries have submitted data to 203 questions covering the number of animals, feed composition, crop production, use of fertilizer, manure handling, use of electricity, fuel and renewable energy. This data has then been validated by external assessors in every market a process which will be repeated annually.
The Arla Foods on-account price for conventional and organic milk will increase by 1.5 euro cents per kilo from May 2021.
This means that when applied to the standard manufacturing litre Arla’s conventional milk price will increase to 32.79 pence and organic milk increase to 41.15 pence per litre for Arla’s farmer owners.