Arla Foods amba confirms milk price increase for March 2022
There will be an increase of 2.0 euro cent to the Arla on-account price for conventional and organic milk from 1 March 2022. Meaning that Arla’s farmgate milk price for the standard manufacturing litre will increase by1.8 pence per litre to 39.38 ppl for conventional and 46.83 ppl for organic milk.
Arla Foods amba board director, and farmer owner, Arthur Fearnall, said; “This increase shows the strength of being part of an industry leading and European cooperative, supplying markets around the world. Global commodity prices continued the strong development in January enabling this milk price increase. However, our farmers continue to experience significant and sustained inflationary pressures on farm, at a time when they are also investing time and resources to ensure a more sustainable future. A positive outlook at this time will give them the confidence to continue this investment in their industry leading sustainability journey.”
Paul Savage, Agriculture Director for Arla Foods UK, comments: “The value of producing milk is continuing to increase like never before and the pressure continues to mount for our farmer owners. This increase will no doubt be welcomed, however, these sustained inflationary costs and those of ensuring and investing in industry leading standards in animal welfare and sustainability, mean milk can no longer be treated like a basic commodity. These pressures are being felt everywhere and it continues to challenge not only short -term on farm operations, but also their longer term investments and costs.”
Notes to editors
- Arla farmers are paid on constituents via a manufacturing schedule. For ease of comparison, the liquid price is 37.88 pence per litre based on 4% fat and 3.3% protein.
- Manufacturing price based on every other day collection, top quality, one million litres, 4.2% butterfat, 3.4% protein.