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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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Medina (Liquid) to stand on until 1st

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 26.93ppl based on an average of all Medina contracts.   

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Arla to Stand On until 1st January

Arla have confirmed its member conventional and organic milk prices will be stand on until at least 1st January.  Based on a manufacturing standard litre 30.66ppl and 29.52ppl on a liquid standard litre.  For Arla’s Organic suppliers 39.02ppl based on a manufacturing standard litre and 37.56ppl based on a liquid standard litre.  

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Meadow Foods to Stand On until 1st January

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 27ppl. 

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Pensworth (Liquid) to Stand On until 1st December

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 26ppl. A review of Pensworth’s December price is imminent.   

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0.5ppl Milk Price Increase for Suppliers to Helers (Cheese) from 1st December (PRODUCER NOTIFIED)

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Its Been a Week The Secretary of State George Eustice Will Want to Forget

DEFRA boss George Eustice has had a nightmare of a week. On Sunday, when interviewed on the Andrew Marr Show, he caused a hell of a rumpus with his ill-thought out, and clearly not researched comments regarding imports and exports in a no deal Brexit scenario, and the effect of tariffs on the UK dairy and sheep industries. In the interview he says Lurpak butter will have to be produced in the UK (which it certainly can't be) or, alternatively, Arla and its flagship brand will face tariffs and lose market share.

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Scotland Pledges to Continue to Fund Its School Milk Scheme

The Scottish Government has pledged to continue to fund the post Brexit funding gap in school milk supplies which is viewed by many as a swipe at the UK Government and its Brexit turmoil.  When we leave the EU we simultaneously forfeit access to the EU’s subsidized School Milk Scheme. The Scottish funding gap is estimated to be around £720,000 1 year.

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GDT Auction Price Up 1.8%

This weeks auction saw the average all products price increase by 1.8% to average US $3157. The increase almost cancels out the 2% fall only 2 weeks ago. 

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1ppl Milk Price Increase for Farmers Supplying Barbers (Cheese) from 1st December

This takes producers manufacturing standard litre price to 29.83ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 28.79ppl. 

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Saputo (AKA Dairy Crest Cheese) to Stand On Until 1st January

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 29.15ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 28.11ppl

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0.25ppl Milk Price Increase for Farmers Supplying The Fresh Milk Company (AKA Lactalis Cheese) from 1st November

This increase takes producers manufacturing standard litre price to 28.86ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 27.75ppl.

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1ppl Milk Price Increase for Farmers Supplying Wells Farm Dairy (Liquid) – from 1st November

This takes producers liquid standard litre price to 27ppl (est).

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