Dale Farm has increased its September milk price by 0.75 pence per litre (ppl), which puts its suppliers on a base of 30.8ppl with the Northern Ireland co-op’s 0.3ppl loyalty bonus included.

The price increase keeps Dale Farm out in front of its competitors Lakeland Dairies and Glanbia Ireland.

Both processors set a September price for their Northern Ireland suppliers on Wednesday.

Lakeland increased it base by 0.6ppl to 30.1ppl, while Glanbia Ireland raised its base by 1ppl to 30.5ppl.

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