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Our Weekly News Bulletin is available by email. To receive it please email info@ipmsltd.co.uk.

Note, all standard litre prices are those quoted by www.milkprices.com and are based on the following:
The liquid standard litre 4% bf, 3.3% protein, 30,000/ml Bactoscans, 200,000/ml SCC, 1 million litres a year on EODC but before seasonality, monthly profile payments, balancing, B price additions, capital retentions or annual incentive schemes. The manufacturing standard litre is to exactly the same specification with the exception of 4.2%bf and 3.4% protein.

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0.5ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to South Caernarfon Creameries Co-op from 1st November

Only two weeks ago SCC declared no change for November so this increase came as a surprise bonus and is as a result of a strong set of financials and performance in the first half of the year.  The extra 0.5ppl takes producers www.milkprices.com standard manufacturing litre price to 28.53ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 27.57ppl.  

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Tesco Cauliflowers from Poland travelled 1,200 miles

Ian had to do a double take when one eagle eyed bulletin reader sent him a photograph of a Tesco Cauliflower, harvested by hand as one of your 5 a day coming from Poland during one of the UK’s peak production months.  That humble cauliflower had travelled a minimum of 1,200 miles to a Tesco store in Lincolnshire.  Is it the local cauliflower growers who don

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0.5ppl Milk Price increase for members of First Milk from 1st November

This increase takes members www.milkprices.com manufacturing standard litre price to 28.69ppl and 27.75ppl based on a liquid standard litre. For First Milk’s Tesco Cheese Group of farmers, the manufacturing standard litre price increases to 30.19ppl.   

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Stand On Milk Price for suppliers to Lancashire Dairies/Pakeeza – From 1st October

This maintains base liquid standard litre price to 27ppl, however note this base excludes bonuses which the vast majority of its producers qualify for e.g; grazing bonus etc which increases the standard litre price to a minimum of 28.5ppl with some ticking the boxes and achieving 30ppl plus. 

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1ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Medina

This increase takes the average Medina Contract Standard liquid litre price to 26.93ppl. 

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1ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Grahams Dairies from 1st November

This increase takes producers www.milkprices.com liquid standard litre price to 27ppl.

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1ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Paynes Dairies from 1st November

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 27ppl.   

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1ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Meadow Foods

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 27ppl.   

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Fonterra’s Milk Price forecast increase partly due to strong demand from China

New Zealand Co-op Fonterra has increased its forecast farmgate price from 24.73ppl (NZ $6.40 per kg milk solids) to 26.28ppl (NZ $6.80). The key contributor to the increase is a boom in Chinese demand. 

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Sainsbury’s suppliers face delayed final payment terms as another horror story ends

The 1st October saw Medina’s liquid processing facility at Watsons Dairies Southampton finally close its doors at the same time its 3 year contract to supply liquid milk to Sainsburys ended.  When Medina were awarded the Sainsburys contract, little did they realise how much pain and financial burden it would inflict. Medina invested circa £3 million in their Watsons Dairy and supplied liquid milk to Sainsbury’s from 18 farmers.

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Milkprices.com spot milk price 29.49ppl for August milk

This is the average price for spot milk delivered to the processor. Current daily spot traded volumes are running at around 100,000 litres a day to the end of last week before the Medina judgement (see below).

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Medina (Dairy) lose 27 million litres as High Court rules against them in another David & Goliath Court Case

In what is a Landmark case Medina/Watsons Dairy lost in the High Court this Tuesday as the Judge concluded that their High Court Injunction to force 16 Meadow Milk farmers to continue to supply all their milk to Medina for a further 9 months amounted to a restriction of trade. The Judge was allegedly very clear on this point in addition to the fact that the farmers milk was not unique with alternative supplies available on the spot market and elsewhere.

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