• The economic difficulties being faced by dairy farmers and the plight of the sector has been a major focus across national news media during August. In response, Government attention and discussion has resulted, along with retailers declaring public statements committing their positive support for British farmers. This including two of Dairy Crest’s retail liquid customers, Lidl and Morrisons.

    DCD and Dairy Crest have not as yet finalised any outputs from these recent retailer commitments, or concluded pricing for October.

    We remain in discussions, reviewing all of the influencing aspects, including milk supply, demand and commodity market returns. We will report on the conclusion to these talks as soon as possible.