Meadow Foods has announced that it will be increasing its milk price from June 1, taking their standard A litre milk price to 27.00ppl.

The positive price change of 1.00ppl will be added to the flat rate element of Meadow’s simple and straight forward price schedule, ensuring every producer benefits from it.

The company has been closely monitoring the dairy markets and believes they are beginning to strengthen again, mainly due to improved cream prices and the effect the poor weather has had on production volumes across Europe, so far, this spring.

Mark Chantler, chief executive at Meadow Foods, said: “We are pleased to pass on the improvements in the market to our farmers just as soon as we can.

"We are now also looking to recruit a number of producers to meet the ever increasing demand for Meadow’s products.

"This is an exciting time for the business as we grow and extend our product range and reach, so I would encourage producers to take a fresh look at Meadow Foods and to see what we have to offer you.”

Meadow Foods is the UK’s largest independently owned dairy group and leading supplier of quality dairy ingredients to the food industry.