Robert Wiseman Dairies have announced that they will increase standard farm gate milk price by 1ppl to 26.72ppl from April 1st.
The announcement is on the back of the already announced 1ppl from the beginning of March, meaning that Arla's place at the top of the non-aligned milk price league table could be relatively short lived. Leeds-based Arla put a 2ppl increase in place from March 1st bringing it to 26.5ppl. Wiseman's move places its own non-aligned price ahead of those offered by its major competitors in the fresh milk sector.
Wiseman have hinted that it fees the market could strengthen further saying it "will continue to reflect momentum in the market for farm gate milk, whilst maintaining ti competitive position."