Dairy Crest increases milk price for December 2017


Dairy Crest today announces that, from 1st December 2017, it will increase the milk price it pays to its Davidstow farmers by 0.5ppl* to 32ppl. This has been agreed with Dairy Crest Direct (DCD).

“Even though dairy prices are beginning to steady again, we wanted our farmers to receive the benefits of the recent all-time high, particularly as we go into the more challenging winter months,”

commented Chris Thomson, Group Procurement Director at Dairy Crest.

“We remain committed, as ever, to supporting our farmers and paying them a fair price for the high quality milk they supply to us.”

DCD Chairman, Steve Bone, said:

“We are pleased that Dairy Crest has agreed to increase the Davidstow price by 0.5ppl. In our view this reinforces the Company’s commitment to its producers by paying a competitive milk price.”

Manufacturing standard litre milk prices as published in milkprices.com

For further information please contact:

Chris Thomson, Group Procurement Director
01372 472447

Notes to Editors

About Dairy Crest

Dairy Crest is the leading British-owned dairy company. Our main consumer brands are Cathedral City, Clover, Country Life and Frylight. We work with some 360 farmers in the South West.

Dairy Crest has invested significantly at its Davidstow creamery and is now manufacturing demineralised whey powder and galacto-oligosaccharide (GOS), a lactose-based prebiotic, both widely used in infant formula.