A decision by Müller to leave its January milk price unchanged despite continuing volatility in world dairy markets, has been welcomed by farmer representatives of the 1,200 dairy farmers who supply the business.
The Müller Wiseman Milk Group board has also reaffirmed its support for the transparent way that the business is reflecting increases from certain customers designed to help farmers, through an additional supplementary payment each month.
Müller UK & Ireland will offer 22.35ppl to non- aligned farmers in January. The additional supplement, which is calculated at the end of each month to reflect actual sales volumes from customers who wish to pay more, was 1.751ppl for October.
Philip Rowney, Chairman of the Müller Wiseman Milk Group board which represents dairy farmers who supply the company said:
“The milk price is still badly affected by world supply and demand problems and not where we would like it to be.
“But Müller is showing the benefit of investment in adding value to the milk which we produce, and we welcome its stance on its standard farm gate price, and the supplementary payments it is receiving from customers.”
Ends… 30 November 2015
Issued by the communications team at Müller UK & Ireland Tel 01355 598585.
Müller UK & Ireland
Müller UK & Ireland is wholly owned by the Müller Group. It has 19 sites nationwide and employs almost 6,000 people across two business units: Müller Dairy and Müller Wiseman Dairies.
Müller Dairy is the UK’s leading branded yogurt manufacturer, with major brands such as Müller Corner, Müllerlight and Müller Rice.
The business makes chilled desserts including Cadbury Bubbles of Joy, Pots of Joy, Layers of Joy and Twin-pot products, produced under license from Mondelez.
Müller Dairy also supplies the UK private label yogurt market from a state of the art yogurt facility in Telford, Shropshire.
Müller Wiseman Dairies is a leading fresh milk, cream and butter business with a network of dairies and depots servicing customers throughout the country.
The business recently commenced butter-making, opening a major facility in Shropshire with the capacity to produce up to 45,000 tonnes of salted, unsalted and lactic butter each year for the manufacturing, food service and retail sectors.
To make its range of dairy products, the Müller UK & Ireland buys milk from more than 1,200 British dairy farmers, all of whom are Red Tractor Farm Assured.
Müller Wiseman Milk Group Dairy members elect a representative farmer board which works with the business to discuss milk supply issues, including the Group’s commitment to maintain a competitive milk price and contractual position.