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Arla Foods increases price paid to AFMP members

Arla Foods increases price paid to AFMP members

Arla Foods UK is to pay an additional 1ppl for milk supplied by members of its dedicated supply group, Arla Foods Milk Partnership (AFMP), from 13 October 2008.

Hanne Søndergaard, deputy chief executive of Arla Foods UK, commented: “Following positive discussions with our key customers we have informed members that we will be increasing our price by one penny per litre to 27ppl, with effect from 13 October 2008. 

“This one penny is in addition to the increase to the volume bonus that we introduced from the beginning of this month.

“We recognise that there is volatility in the marketplace and will continue to monitor developments, and on-farm costs, to ensure that our milk price reflects market conditions,” she added.

Commenting on the milk price increase, AFMP chairman, Jonathan Ovens, adds: "This increase of one penny offers an important boost to members as they move towards the winter facing further on-farm cost rises." 

Arla’s standard litre is based on supplying one million litres at 4% butterfat, 3.25% protein and top bands of hygiene

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Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak and Anchor. Processing approximately two billion litres of milk a year Arla continues to be one of the UK’s leading dairy companies and a supplier of fresh liquid milk and cream to the top seven retailers.

Over 2,500 daily deliveries are made directly to stores nationwide and Arla brands can be found across the dairy category. As well as the leader of the butter, spreads and margarine sector, and a major supplier of other added value products including flavoured milk and cheese, Arla continues to build working relationships with Arla Foods Milk Partnership, a unique group of dairy farmers, which supplies around 90 per cent of Arla's total milk requirements.

Behind this leading business is a team of circa 2,800 people across the UK located at our dairies, distribution centres and head office.

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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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