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Arla raises milk price for June

Arla Foods UK is raising its price to Arla Foods Milk Partnership farmers (AFMP) and both groups of its direct suppliers, for conventional milk by 1.25ppl, and by 2ppl for organic milk, with effect from 1 June 2013.

The increase takes Arla’s standard litre prices for conventional milk (transport adjusted) ( flagship litre) to:

Arla Foods Milk Partnership – 31.63 pence

Arla Milk Link Direct – 31.25 pence

Arla Foods Direct – 31.27 pence

In addition, Arla is introducing a growth incentive for AFMP and both groups of direct suppliers, not on a retailer-aligned pricing model, whereby it will pay farmers 5ppl on additional litres produced over and above 2012 monthly volumes, between 1 July 2013 and 31 December 2013. The 5ppl will be paid on a monthly basis. 

Commenting on the increase, Ash Amirahmadi, Arla’s vice president with responsibility for UK milk and member services, said: “As a farmer-owned cooperative, we are fully aware of the difficulties all our farmers have faced with increasing feed costs, coupled with lower production volumes. We have been able to make this announcement as result of support from our key customers.

“Our growth incentive is designed to ensure that farmers supplying Arla benefit from Arla’s growing milk demand and is a more sustainable way of sourcing our milk, than purchasing it from external suppliers.”

Note to editors

Arla Foods will be announcing its June Arla Milk Link price, towards the end of May, in line with the monthly owner price communication mechanism.


Arla Foods UK plc is home to some of the UK’s leading dairy brands including Cravendale, Lurpak, Tickler and Anchor. Processing approximately 3.2 billion litres of milk a year and with a turnover of approximatey £2bn Arla is the UK’s largest dairy company.

Over 4,000 daily deliveries are made to stores and regional distribution centres nationwide, Arla's brands can be found across the dairy category and the company has a 26 per cent share of the GB milk pool. Behind this leading business is a team of circa 4,000 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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