EUROPE - Arla Foods amba is maintaining its on-account milk price at 23.04 pence per litre, during December 2015.
Ash Amirahmadi, head of milk and member services at Arla Foods UK, said that markets are still under pressure.
“The firming of the market that we witnessed last month has turned and is weakening once more. Although milk supply in the USA and New Zealand continues to weaken, volumes in the northern part of Europe continue to increase," he said.
”Market trends continue to be mainly supply driven, while demand is stable, however weak as a result of the continuing situation in Russia and China.
”The positive trend for commodity powder has turned negative once more, as demonstrated by the downturn of the last three GDT auctions. Meanwhile, the yellow cheese market continues to be put under pressure by the impact of increased milk production in Northern Europe.
“Positive developments in retail markets in Central Europe and the support of the retailers in the UK continues, particularly on liquid products, and it is these developments that are contributing to the much needed stability in our farmgate milk price.
“Our farmer-owned marque is continuing to build momentum both globally and in the UK and we believe that this proposition, which now features on our Arla branded product range, will help to increase sales for the benefit of our 12,700 owners throughout Europe.”
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