British farmer-owned organic dairy co-operative, Organic Herd, has announced a 0.5ppl increase in member milk prices.

The new price increase will come into effect for members from April 1, taking a standard litre price to 50ppl, following a similar 0.5ppl increase applied in March.

The growth in demand for organic milk follows a rise in UK customer demand.

The April price increases arrive at a time when Organic Herd is further investing in the organic milk market through the backing of increased production from existing members, topped with the recruitment of new members.

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In the push to increase customer yearn for organic milk produce, CEO Martyn Anthony has been improving collaborations with existing customers to provide a stable outlook in organic milk supplies whilst increasing sales of organic Cheddar in large export markets through increased UK partnerships with those seeking certified PWAB (produced without antibiotics) milk, of which Organic Herd is the only certified co-op for export.

Organic Herd’s director of membership and communication, Sara Ogborne commented: “Our latest price rise reflects growing demand we are witnessing for our organic milk in particular from core domestic dairy processing customers."