Arla Foods amba increases its milk price for October
Arla’s price for conventional milk for UK farmer owners will increase by 1.50 pence per litre from 1 October, taking Arla’s manufacturing litre to 32.30 pence.
This is a result of a one eurocent increase in the on-account price coupled with the quarterly adjustment in the currency smoothing mechanism.
When applied to the UK standard conventional manufacturing litre, the increase in the on-account price equates to an upward movement of 0.84 pence, coupled with the positive impact of 0.66 pence due to the introduction of the new quarter’s (July to September) average exchange rate being introduced to the pricing mechanism.
Commenting on the decision to increase the price, Arla Foods amba board director, Johnnie Russell, said: “This is the fourth consecutive increase in Arla’s milk price, totalling 4.56 pence – a 16 per cent increase in our price since the beginning of July. The increase reflects the continued strength in the markets across Europe, particularly for fat-based products.”
- Manufacturing price based on every other day collection, top quality, one million litres,4.2% butterfat, 3.4% protein
- Arla Foods is transitioning to a manufacturing schedule only with effect from 1 January 2018, where Arla farmers will be paid on constituents.For ease of comparison, the liquid price is 31.06 pence, based on 4% fat and 3.3% protein.
Arla Foods is a global dairy cooperative owned by 12,000 dairy farmers, circa 2,500 of whom are British.
Dating back to 1881, Arla’s purpose is to secure the highest value for its farmers’ milk, while creating opportunities for their growth. With production facilities in 11 countries and sales offices in a further 30, Arla is the world’s fifth largest dairy company and largest supplier of organic dairy products. Arla has a total of more than 18,000 colleagues and its products are sold under the well-known brands Arla®, Lurpak® and Castello® in more than 100 countries.
Arla Foods UK is the largest dairy company in the country and is home to leading dairy brands Anchor, Cravendale, and Lactofree with a turnover of €2.9 billion. As well as being a leading supplier of fresh milk, and number one in butter, spreads and cream, Arla is the UK’s largest cheese manufacturer. It has also built the world’s largest fresh milk facility located at Aylesbury and has plans for it to be the first zero carbon site of its kind. The UK business has a team of approximately 3,500 colleagues located at its dairies, distribution centres and head office.