Stirlingshire based Graham’s The Family Dairy, Scotland’s largest independent dairy today (Tuesday 12 July) announced that it is to increase by 0.5pence (half-a-pence) per litre the price it pays its dairy farmers for milk.
The increase to its 70 local dairy farmers across Scotland, from 1 August 2011 will bring the price paid to 27.3 pence per litre.
Commenting on the Bridge of Allan-based dairy’s decision to offer a timely financial boost to its local milk suppliers, Robert Graham senior, chairman of Graham’s The Family Dairy, commented: “As a farming family with a rich and proud agricultural heritage, Graham’s The Family Dairy is all too aware of the rising costs in fertilizer, feed and fuel that increasingly affect Scotland’s dairy farmers.
“We greatly value our relationship with farmers and hope our decision to raise the price we pay for our quality milk will help to alleviate some of the financial burden they currently face.”
Founded in 1939 by Robert Graham senior’s father, Graham’s The Family Dairy is a proud family business renowned for its award-winning Scottish Dairy, Organic and Graham’s Gold range of milks, creams, butters and ice-cream.
Earlier this year, the family business with listings in the likes of Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose, Peckham’s, CJ lang and David Sands, scooped both the Dairy product and Marketing Initiative of the Year at the 2011 Scotland Food and Drink Excellence Awards. In addition, for the second year running, its Scottish Dairy slightly salted churned butter won the gold medal at the 2011 Royal Highland Show.