Are some milk processors returning to type and offloading cheaper milk

Posted on: 27/05/22

Processor factory breakdowns happen regularly and during peak production in May are more of a headache to contend with.

When one of the big guns has a breakdown, milk is diverted to other processors and that has resulted in many reaching maximum capacity on more than one day.

Result spot milk occasionally falling below 40p and as low as 35p ex the sellers factory.

It could be a coincidence but two eagle eyed bulletin readers have noticed very cheap milk suddenly appearing in two cash and carries including Costco Cash and Carry, suggesting some of this milk could once again be a tool used to briefly undercut competitors.

As one commented “the idiots have reappeared to show their heads”.