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Arla Foods amba maintains milk price for September

Press Release   •   Aug 21, 2015 11:13 BST

Arla Foods amba maintains milk price for September

Following a period of milk price reductions, the Arla Foods amba on-account price will remain unchanged for September 2015 for its 13,500 owners, including 3,000 from the UK.

Commenting on the decision, Ash Amirahmadi, head of milk and member services at Arla Foods UK, said:

”We are in a position to hold our milk price for September, based on our current and future business performance. However, we must remain cautious; the global dairy market remains volatile and it is too early to indicate whether the tide has turned because farmer milk production remains high on a global level, against a backdrop of restricted demand.”

Jonathan Ovens, Arla Foods amba farmer board director, added: ”We are encouraged by the significant level of support we are receiving from our customers, both in the UK and throughout our global business, and are doing everything we can to help our farmers navigate through this difficult period.

”We have launched our farmer-owned marque throughout the UK and our global business. It has been received favourably with our farmers and customers and is gathering momentum.”

Arla Foods is a global dairy company and co-operative owned by 13,500 dairy farmers circa 3,000 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 sixth 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. It has a turnover of £2.3 billion. As well as being number one in fresh liquid milk, 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.