First Milk has today announced that its member milk price will increase by 0.5ppl from June 1, 2021. This means that its price on a manufacturing standard litre will increase to 29.93ppl, including the member premium.
Commenting on the announcement, Robert Craig, farmer director and vice chairman, said:
“This increase has been possible as a result of improvements in market returns, as well as the benefits of our continued capital investment in driving efficiency and productivity at our processing sites.”
First Milk is a British farmer-owned co-operative with a vision to create value for members by delivering long-term dairy prosperity in the form of success, profitability, security and well-being.
· First Milk produces a fantastic range of great-tasting Cheddar, Red Leicester and Double Gloucester – which is sold in the UK through our partner, Ornua. We also export cheese to more than 26 countries.
· In addition to producing cheese, we produce bulk cream and whey proteins. We also focus on providing high quality, traceable fresh milk to a range of dairy manufacturers and processors across the UK. We work with many customers as their long-term supply partner, helping them to deliver their objectives through our responsible sourcing and supply chain management services.
· Our First4Milk sustainability programme, incorporating our First4Milk Pledge, sees us focus on a range of initiatives under three key themes – People, Animals and Earth.