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Arla Foods amba confirms unchanged February milk price

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Arla Foods amba confirms unchanged February milk price

Arla Foods amba’s conventional milk price for February 2019 will be unchanged, with the manufacturing price per litre remaining at 30.24 pence from 1 February 2019 for Arla’s farmer owners.

Arla Foods amba board director, and farmer owner, Johnnie Russell, said: “The impact of the drought last summer on feedstock is beginning to have an effect on production across Europe. In the latter part of 2018, we saw European milk volumes drop below 2017 levels. This has resulted in the commodity markets performing better than expected with butter prices remaining stable, SMP prices firming and cheese prices starting to improve. This has enabled us to maintain our milk price for February.”

Graham Wilkinson, Agriculture director at Arla Foods UK continues: “As we embark on a new year there are four major global trends that will impact dairy; sustainability, nationalism, technology and health. Being part of a global dairy cooperative is a huge benefit to our British farmer owners as we face in to the challenges and opportunities that these bring.

“In the UK, we have had a healthy start to the New Year with strong branded campaigns from products such as Arla ® BOB and Arla ® Lactofree, as well as adding value and launching innovation in to new food service channels and stepping up our Organic offering. While the dairy industry will no doubt be impacted by some major disruptive factors this year, dairy continues to be important and hugely relevant to consumers. As a farmer-owned business our strong on farm agenda and initiatives such as the Arla UK 360 programme are key to protecting and promoting our business.”



  • Arla farmers are paid on constituents via a manufacturing schedule. For ease of comparison, the liquid price is 29.06 pence per litre, based on 4% fat and 3.3% protein.
  • The on-account price for organic milk will remain unchanged at 44.45 pence per litre.
  • The adjustment for organic farmers who have decided to use EU granted exceptions to use non-organic forage will remain as a deduction of 3€c/kg.
  • Manufacturing price based on every other day collection, top quality, one million litres,4.2% butterfat, 3.4% protein.


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Arla Foods is the UK's number largest dairy company.

Arla Foods is a global dairy company and co-operative owned by 10,300 dairy farmers with around circa 2,500 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 fifth 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® with a turnover of €2.2 billion. As well as being a leading supplier of fresh milk, number one in 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.

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