First Milk celebrates regen farming as milk price increases again

First Milk, the regenerative dairy co-operative, is celebrating its commitment to farming with nature this summer with a Festival of Regenerative Farming.

A First Milk spokesperson said, “At First Milk we care about our planet. It is our home, and we work with nature every day to produce tasty, wholesome and nutritious dairy food, united by a single commitment – to enrich life every day to secure the future.

“We do this by farming regeneratively, following principles to restore and regenerate the soil and wider ecosystem. It is where food production has a positive impact, complementing the local and global environment.

“The First Milk Festival of Regenerative Farming is set to show all we do both on our farms and in our factories to meet our climate and biodiversity obligations and be part of the climate solution.

“As well as showcasing our regenerative practices, we are hosting a variety of our customer and supplier trade stands, supported by some of the fantastic local food and craft vendors the areas have to offer; not forgetting plenty of fun activities for all the family.”

First Milk has also announced that it will increase its member milk price by 0.8ppl from July 1, 2024, taking its manufacturing standard litre to 40.3ppl, including member premium.

Commenting on the announcement, farmer director and vice chairman, Mike Smith, said, “This spring has been particularly challenging for many dairy farmers, so it is great that we have been able to deliver this increase in milk price to our members at this difficult time. As always, we will continue to do all we can to maximise member returns in the months ahead.”

Find a Festival of Regenerative Farming event near you:

  • Sunday 7 July – Blaencorse Farm, St Clears, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4AY
  • Saturday 13 July – Wood House Farm, The Strand, Semington, Wiltshire, BA14 6LL
  • Saturday 20 July – Myremill Farm, Maybole, Ayrshire, KA19 7JG
  • Sunday 21 July – Moody Cow, Blue Dial Farm, Allonby, Cumbria, CA15 6PB
  • Sunday 4 August – Hooks Farm, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3YD
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