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Dairy Crest and Dairy Crest Direct (DCD) confirm new Davidstow Milk Balancing Contract and hold milk price for May

11/04/2016

Dairy Crest (DC) and Dairy Crest Direct (DCD) are pleased to announce that over 98% of the core volume supplied to the Davidstow Creamery has signed up to the new Davidstow Milk Balancing Contract. The contract came into effect on 1 April 2016.

Ruth Askew, Head of Procurement, said:

“The Davidstow Milk Balancing Contract has been developed jointly with DCD to manage excess volumes at Davidstow. We hope that the contract will help Dairy Crest and its supplying farmers to manage future volatility, making our businesses more sustainable.”

Milk price stability

Dairy Crest is holding the milk price for all farmers until June. The core price remains at 22.72ppl*.                 

Ms Askew said:

“Dairy market conditions remain under extreme pressure.  Dairy Crest always aims to provide as much stability for our farmers as we can. This is why we have agreed to hold our milk price - for everyone - until June, in the hope this will provide some certainty during the Spring flush.  

Despite the challenges we are all facing, the Davidstow milk contract remains one of the most competitive in the South West.”

* Manufacturing standard litre milk price as published in milkprices.com