Müller confirms milk price move and farmer recruitment plans

Dairy farmers supplying Müller will see their milk price increase by 0.75 pence per litre from June 1st, 2018, the company has confirmed. The move takes the Müller Direct standard litre price to 26.75 pence per litre, reflecting a strengthening in returns from wholesale cream and butter markets.

Müller has also confirmed plans to recruit farmers to join its 1,700 strong Müller Direct group following the significant investments made at its Telford, Severnside and Foston sites. This has increased Müller’s capability to make the next generation of added value branded and private label dairy products with British milk, to continue its strategy of displacing imported products.

The company has also introduced a range of new tools and contract options to support dairy farmers in achieving stable and predictable milk price returns, with Müller intending to build further on its reputation for innovation in its partnerships with farmers in future.

Rob Hutchison, Müller’s Milk Supply Director said: “We are pleased to see market returns improving after a challenging period, and to be able to reflect this in a higher milk price.

“Müller’s proposition for farmers is designed to be simple and clear, and it has been the subject of considerable innovation, underpinned by a desire to build a better future in the dairy industry supply chain.

“The recently launched  Müller Direct Fixed Price Contract, Futures Contract option and Next Generation initiative for younger farmers have been well received and are now driving real change in our industry. We intend to continue breaking the mould going forward”


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