Dale Farm has announced a 1p/l increase to its milk price for January, bringing its base price to 27.55p/l.

Included within this price is the Northern Ireland co-op’s 0.3p/l loyalty bonus.

Its 2p/l winter bonus payment finished in December.

Strathroy has also increased its base for January, adding 0.5p/l. This brings its base to 27.5p/l, which effectively becomes 28.5p/l, as the Omagh processor pays a 1p/l winter bonus for last month.

Lakeland Dairies decided to hold on a base of 26.5p/l for January, but will continue to pay an additional 1p/l bonus payment to its NI suppliers.