A statement from Tesco said the revised TDSG milk price followed continued volatility in the sector.

“It is hoped the rise will help to address the current unprecedented levels of on-farm inflation.”


Meanwhile, Sainbury’s has announced a 4.3p/litre temporary booster payment for farmers in the Sainsbury’s Dairy Development Group.

Those on Muller contracts will receive 46p/litre, rather than the 41.7p/litre announced previously, for a standard litre of 4% butterfat and 3.3% protein.

Farmers with Arla contracts will be paid 45.88p/litre, which takes into account the company’s 0.12p/litre haulage charge.