New incentives have been announced by Dale Farm in a bid to encourage more milk supply in the last three months of this year. Extra litres will obtain a top-up payment of 4p/litre in addition to the winter premium of 2p/l, which is to be paid on all litres supplied in October, November and December.

The extra 4p/l will apply on every litre above 95.7% of the producer’s milk supply during the corresponding period of 2015. This is based on the fact that milk supplies to Dale Farm so far this year are 4.3% down on 2015, so any volume above 95.7% of last year’s is considered to be ‘‘additional’’ litres.