The Arla on-account prices for conventional and organic milk in the UK will decrease 0.9 pence per litre for May.

It will the ppl price for conventional milk to 29.89 and organic milk to 38.93 from May 1.

Arla Foods amba board director, and farmer owner, Arthur Fearnall, said: “Because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the actions taken by governments to limit its spread, the dairy market has moved into unprecedented territory.

"Despite some short-term increase in retail sales, the closure of many foodservice businesses, alongside the spring peak in milk production and the uncertain global economic outlook, has caused significant reductions in commodity market prices across all categories in the space of a few weeks. Due to the continuing impact of the current situation, the outlook remains uncertain.”