Feedback wanted from Muller meetings

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NFU members attending a series of regional meetings organised by Müller are being encouraged to get in touch with the dairy team to provide their feedback.

The meetings, that started earlier this month and finish on Thursday (December 1), are being held to explain changes in milk supply contracts.

Müller has carried out a review of contract terms, both within the business and with farmer representatives, to develop the new proposals.

The core principles of the farm contract proposition are:

  • Simple, transparent contract terms
  • Parameters to incentivise the milk supply our customers and our business need
  • A collaborative approach to deliver joint planning
  • Greater flexibility to enable us jointly to react to the external environment in the future

Some of the key changes include ‘Notice Periods for Termination’.

From Müller: 12 months in recognition of the importance our suppliers place on contract security.

From suppliers: 6 months except for a base price adjustment or ‘Contract Variation’ where 3 months’ notice applies (subject to terms).

NFU members can provide their feedback from the meetings by emailing c2lhbi5kYXZpZXNAbmZ1Lm9yZy51aw==.

NFU dairy board chairman Michael Oakes said: “It’s vital that Müller suppliers, both aligned and non-aligned, attend these regional meetings to understand how proposed changes to the contract and farmer representation model will impact on them.

“This will be the first time that many ex Dairy Crest liquid milk suppliers will have met the new Müller team, as well as Müller farmers in the same area, so I’d encourage everyone to attend and raise their views.

“The NFU will be meeting with Müller once this series of meetings is over to discuss some of the key findings.”

Find your nearest regional meeting here:



Venue Name


Thurs 10 Nov


Stonehouse Court Hotel

Bristol Road, Stonehouse, GL10 3RA

Fri 11 Nov


The Forge

St Clears, Carmarthen, SA33 4NA

Mon 14 Nov


Hetland Hall Hotel

Carrutherstown, Mouswald, Dumfries, DG1 4JX

Tues 15 Nov


The Park Hotel

Rugby Road, Kilmarnock, KA1 2DP

Tues 15 Nov


Mercure Livingston Hotel

Livingston, Almond View, Edinburgh, EH54 6QB

Thurs 17 Nov


Garstang Country Hotel

Bowgreave Drive, Bowgreave, Lancs, PR3 1YE

Tues 22 Nov


Bromsgrove Hotel (was Hilton Hotel)

Birmingham Road, Bromsgrove, W Mids, B61 0BA

Tues 22 Nov


Albrighton Hall Hotel

Ellesmere Road, Albrighton, Shrops, SY4 3AG

Wed 23 Nov


Macdonald Portal Hotel

Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, Cheshire,


Wed 23 Nov


Mickleover Hotel

Etwell Rd, Mickleover, Derbyshire, DE3 0XX

Mon 28 Nov


Thainstone Centre

Thainstone, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire,

AB51 5XZ

Mon 28 Nov


Sparsholt Conference Centre

Sparsholt College, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NF

Tues 29 Nov


Eastbury Hotel

Long Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3BY

Tues 29 Nov


The Canalside BCC

Huntworth Marsh Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 6LQ

Wed 30 Nov


Scole Inn

The Street, Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4DR

Thurs 1 Dec


Bentley Hotel

Newark Rd, South Hykeham, Lincs, LN6 9NH

Last edited on: 15:11:2016

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  • Posted by: Neil PhillipsPosted on: 01/12/2016 09:27:55

    Comment: First, predicting volumes at 5% is unworkable (maybe as a whole group)
    Second, could do with real prices structure (how do they come to the price we get) and Why do they not pay good price for what they uses like the alined
    Third, giving notice should be kept at 3 months
    Fourth, Antibiotics; not time to do the three hour test before pickup and what happens if it passes on ours but on Muller,
    Last , we will be on a lower price once on the new contract

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