DAIRY CO-OP First Milk has announced that it will be holding its milk price for September at its current level.

This means that its member milk price on a manufacturing standard litre will remain at 31.0ppl, including the member premium. The price hold follows four consecutive months of milk price increases.

Vice chairman and farmer director, Robert Craig, said: “First Milk is performing in line with expectations and we are pleased to be able to offer stability in price at this time. We remain focused on delivering dairy prosperity for our members.”