Watch the launch of CŪ farms and discover how being a member will transform the U.K. dairy industry:
(cū [coo], Anglo-Saxon and Gaelic for cow)
Nothing happens without taking action. Let's change the British dairy market together, for good.
CU Farms UK's goal is to form an organisation that will unite UK dairy farmers and will support the wider industry as a whole
To ensure that UK milk production is both economically viable and environmentally lasting, with an industry-leading sustainable carbon-neutral program to underpin it
The appointment of a new post of Dairy Code Adjudicator. There will be agreed on binding legal obligations for this adjudicator. The role will ensure fairness and transparency throughout the entire dairy supply chain
• Milk contracts with processors
• Binding contract grievance procedures
• Mandatory price reporting and sharing by processors with Adjudicator
• Labelling (country of origin milk code identification when an ingredient)
• Retail/Foodservice price monitoring
• Processors should follow a defined mandatory code that makes sure farmers are fairly treated
• Discretionary pricing must be removed from all contracts
• Farmers must be paid within the terms of the contract (no exclusion clauses), at an agreed price( no backdated price reductions )
• Equal notice periods for farmers/milk buyers shall be agreed at the commencement of the contract
Mandatory Price Transparency
• The actual price paid to farmers, not headline prices that give a misleading reflection of the price paid that takes into account
• No price variance due to location
• Must be clearer and show country of origin on packaging in a % size requirement
• Also be stated in ingredients i.e. on pizzas, e.g. Polish cheese on UK pizza
Greater emphasis placed on Farm Assurance kitemark
• Farm prices to be reported to the Adjudicator which are then shared
• Low priced buyers can then be named and shamed
All milk buyers must take out MANDATORY insurance for all milk contracts they enter into with farmers. This will eliminate buyers discretion and bankruptcy/ insolvency on any agreed contracted milk price period.
-> The AHDB to use levy money to promote British Dairy produce at home and also export markets.
-> The government to ensure all UK hospitals, schools, prisons, and the military only use British dairy produce.