Lakeland Dairies has held its base milk price of 29.68c/l excluding VAT for April supplies.

Commenting on the price, the co-op said: “The ongoing uncertainty in the European dairy markets continues to cast a shadow on the sector.

“In terms of production, the news is positive, with supply in the main milk-producing countries under pressure.

"However, in terms of demand, the situation is sluggish in Europe, with stores still full of product as a result of the uncertainty of Brexit.”

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