First Milk has announced that its November milk price will increase by 0.50p/L. This means its liquid standard litre will increase to 27.75p/L, whilst its manufacturing standard litre will increase to 28.69p/L, both including its member premium.

Commenting on the announcement, Robert Craig, vice chairman and farmer director, said:

This increase is a result of our strong business performance and improved market returns, particularly from the cheese market.

“There is considerable potential for disruption in the coming months, with Covid-19 on the rise and the terms of our departure from the EU still to be agreed.

“As such, there remains significant uncertainty around milk prices in the months ahead. We continue to pay out what we can to our members to provide as much stability as possible in these uncertain times.”

Dairy webinars to take place

Dairy farmers will get the opportunity to hear about future farming policy and quiz government minsters and experts in a free series of webinars organised by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF).

The Business and Policy Conference, sponsored by Lely, Barclays and ForFarmers, traditionally takes the form of a one-day event, but will this year consist of three bite-sized webinars taking place on November 2, 4 and 6.

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The hour-long webinars hosted on Zoom will kick off at 10:30am allowing farmers to complete the morning milking.

Listeners can also put forward questions live to each of the speakers consisting of government officials, industry experts and farmers.

Tim Mordan, deputy director at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and Nicolas Saphir, dairy chair at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) will be kicking off the first session on Future Farming Policy.