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While dairy prices might be on the rise, the Ulster Farmers' Union says it is unhappy those increases aren't making their way to farmers.

Union anger at Northern Ireland milk prices

By Jim Cornall

Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president, Barclay Bell, says dairy farmers in Northern Ireland are frustrated and angry at what he says is the derisory milk price increase delivered by local processors.

The NFU is calling for a fair price for farmers for milk, and estimates that farmers are being short-changed by about £200m.

NFU says dairy farmers not paid enough

By Jim Cornall

Echoing calls from NFU Scotland for milk buyers to pay farmers more for milk, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) south of the border says dairy farmers are being short-changed to the tune of £200m ($255m).

NFU Scotland is calling on milk purchasing companies to immediately increase the price being paid for milk from farmers following the upward trend in prices. Pic: ©iStock/Liquid_Light

NFU Scotland says milk buyers ignoring higher prices

By Jim Cornall

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Scotland is calling on all Scottish companies purchasing milk to immediately recognize the strength of current dairy markets and return Scotland’s dairy farmers to profitable production.

Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, will be the venue for 'managing Dairy Volatility,' a day-long conference that will look at low milk prices and market volatility. Photo: iStock - Robert Mayne

Milk price crisis prompts dairy conference

By Jim Cornall

In response to current low milk prices, a conference has been arranged for next month to address international responses to low milk market prices and market volatility.