Milk prices: Asda price rise a positive move, UFU says

The situation remains "dire" for dairy farmers, UFU president Ian Marshall says (Photo: BBC)
The situation remains “dire” for dairy farmers, UFU president Ian Marshall says (Photo: BBC)

A decision by supermarket chain Asda to increase the price it pays for milk is a move in the right direction, the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has said.
Some dairy farmers have said they face going out of business if prices they receive for their products do not rise. They have held protests at supermarkets to show their frustration that they are currently paid less than the cost of production.
Asda has said it will begin paying 28p a litre for milk from Monday. Dairy farmers currently receive about 19p a litre for milk, well below the cost of production at about 27p. Asda confirmed on Friday that it had told Dale Farm, its Northern Ireland supplier, that it will increase the price it pays to 28p a litre.
It said this would “assist our farmers during the current crisis”. Read more

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