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Arla Foods, the UK’s leading dairy co-operative, has today announced a new partnership with the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH). Through the collaboration, Arla UK 360 farmers are working to trial a customised version of the UKCEH’s newly launched Environmental Planner (E-Planner) tool, with adjustments specifically for dairy farmers.
Arla Foods’ on-account prices for conventional milk and organic milk price will remain unchanged for August 2020. This means Arla’s manufacturing price for conventional milk will remain 29.26 pence per litre and the organic price 37.62 pence per litre, for Arla’s farmer owners who have completed their Arlagarden and Climate Check data, from 1 August 2020.
So much of the food we enjoy every day depends on pollinators (87 out of 115 of the world’s most consumed food crops needs pollinators, including just about all of the fruit and veg we enjoy in the UK) so it’s important that action is taken to halt and reverse the decline in some of their species.
As their habitats have been under increasing pressure over the years The Government’s National Pollinator Strategy was created to provide a framework to help protect and encourage pollinators around the UK. While the Strategy has been in place for a few years now, practical support to help turn it into a reality has been slight, but as we enter Bees Needs Week, farmers from Arla, the UK’s biggest dairy cooperative, reveal the results of an initiative they have been working on with the support of a leading agronomist, Marek Nowakowski that could provide a valuable resource for pollinators and the wildlife they also attract.
Dairy cooperative Arla Foods is to partner with Sainsbury’s in a new voluntary scheme that will see its farmer owners receive a guaranteed price and home for their calves at conception, when producing Aberdeen Angus beef for the retailer’s premium ‘Taste the Difference’.
The UK’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, has joined forces with charity Magic Breakfast to offer free educational materials to help children across the UK learn about where food comes from and the importance of a nutritious breakfast.
Arla Foods’ on-account prices for conventional milk will decrease by 0.75 euro cents per kilo and the UK organic milk price will decrease by 1.5euro cent per kilo from 1 July 2020, however the figure will be positively impacted by a 0.03 ppkg quarterly currency adjustment. When applied to the manufacturing price Arla’s pence per litre for conventional milk will be 29.26 pence and the organic price 37.62 ppl for Arla’s farmer owners who have completed their Arlagarden and Climate Check data.
Arla reveals it has trained its farmer owners to provide a back-up option for milk collection during Covid-19 pandemic
Arla Foods, the UK’s leading dairy co-operative, has revealed the significant lengths it went to to ensure the continuity of milk collection during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will remain unchanged for June 2020.
This means that the UK manufacturing price for conventional milk remains unchanged 29.89 and organic milk at 38.93 pence per litre, from 1 June, for those members who have submitted their climate check and Arlagården plus data. As previously announced, the introduction of the 1 eurocent climate check incentive has been funded by a 1 eurocent reduction in the raw milk value.
To support Arla Foods accelerated transition to more sustainable dairy production, the cooperative has updated its farm management and quality programme Arlagården® to better reflect on-farm results and deliver the highest level of data yet. The revised programme gives consumers and customers even more insight to meet their expectations and build trust.
Butter, cheese, yogurt and milk that should have been destined for Britain’s cafes and restaurants will now be going into homes of some of the most vulnerable families in the country. Thanks to new partnerships between three food charities and the UK’s largest farmer-owned dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, milk will also be provided to thousands of school children who need it most.
The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk will decrease by 1 eurocent for May 2020. When applied to the UK manufacturing price Arla’s this is a 0.9 pence per litre reduction for its farmer owners bringing conventional milk to 29.89 and organic milk to 38.93 pence per litre, from 1 May.
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