Arla warns of impossible choices in Brexit dairy dilemma

A hard Brexit would disrupt the supply of imported dairy products to the UK, raising prices and reducing choice, argues the country’s largest milk processor and dairy product manufacturer. Although the UK’s lack of dairy self-sufficiency could be seen as an...

Arla UK outgrows wider group

Milk buyer and processor Arla Foods has recorded 9.2% full year growth in the UK, its largest country market, compared to 8% growth across the whole group. The Danish co-operative has posted earnings before tax of €385 million on revenues of €10.34 billion in the year...

Arla buys Yeo, and is to invest £72m in UK

Milk buyer and processor Arla Foods has acquired the Yeo Valley Dairies business in order to increase organic milk sales in the UK. It has also unveiled plans to spend £72 million on upgrading its UK dairy facilities in 2018 as part of a wider €527m investment across...

IAgrM debates future of UK farming

The Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM) is changing the format of its traditional one day conference for this year. The Institute hosted the four day International Farm Management Congress that drew 355 global delegates to Edinburgh in July. In view of this...

Inaugural RABDF business conference

Scoping the Future, the RABDF’s first annual dairy business and policy conference, is to take place on Wednesday 18 October 2017 in London The event, held in conjunction with the Trehane Trust at One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, SW1H 9JJ, will examine the UK dairy...

New CEO for First Milk

First Milk, the Glasgow-based co-operative milk buyer, has appointed Shelagh Hancock as chief executive. She succeeds Mike Gallacher who is to step down after two years as chief executive, a period in which he led a complete turnround of the troubled business. A...