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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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0.75ppl milk price increase for Saputo (Dairy Crest Davidstow Cheese) – from 1st May

This increases producers manufacturing standard litre price to 38.75ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 37.37ppl which is disappointing and certainly behind where it should be for the UK’s leading branded cheese.

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Freshways and Medina merger gets the thumbs up from the Competition Authority

Discussions between the two middle ground liquid processors started in February 2019 and 3 years later the CMA (Competition and Markets Authority) has issued its decision and fortunately for all involved in UK Dairy Plc they have decided not to refer the merger and have effectively given it a green light with no conditions. The combined businesses will process circa 450 million litres milk a year from its sites in Acton (London), Buckleys (Huddersfield) and from a soon to be reopened Watsons (Southampton).

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3ppl milk price increase for members of South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC cheese) – from 1st May

This increase takes members manufacturing standard litre price to 40ppl and we believe SCC is the first GB cheese processor to declare a 40ppl farmgate milk price.

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40ppl milk price for Muller Direct Suppliers – from 1st May

Yes a 3.5ppl price increase brings Muller into a pack of liquid processors who are paying a liquid standard litre price of 40p or more from May 1st.   Like most if not all other processors Muller will probably now have to recover the extra payment plus its own additional costs from its customers or as an alternative  face having to Decline business and walk away.

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3ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Wells Farm (liquid) – from 1st May

This increases producers standard liquid litre price to 40.2ppl

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1.5ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Creamline (liquid) – from 1st April

This takes producers standard liquid litre price to 35.91 ppl based on a combined index price of two liquid processors viz Muller 36.5ppl and Grahams 36ppl liquid standard litre prices from 1st April.  The 35.91ppl excludes any discretionary bonuses.

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2ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Greencroft Milk/North Lakes Foods – from 1st May

This increases producers liquid standard litre price to 39ppl to which should be added in house bonuses which more than 50% of its farmer supplies achieve.

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1.5ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Lactalis (The Fresh Milk Company) – from 1st April plus a 1ppl guarantee for May

The April 1st 1.5ppl increase takes producers liquid standard litre price to 36.5ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre to 37.98ppl. In addition, Lactalis have agreed that a minimum additional 1ppl will be paid from May 1st which increases producers liquid standard litre to 37.5ppl and manufacturing standard litre to 39.02ppl

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4ppl milk price rise to Payne’s Dairies farmers

Payne’s Dairies have confirmed a 1st April 1ppl milk price rise to take its suppliers liquid standard litre price to 37ppl. In addition, a further 3ppl is expected to be added on the 1st May to take its standard litre price to a level 40ppl.   This puts Payne’s and Freshways at 40ppl for 1st May and Medina at 39.8ppl.  Arla are at 38.2ppl for 1st April whilst Muller are at 36.

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2ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Llaeth Cymreig (Liquid) - from 1st April

This increases producers liquid standard litre price to 35.5ppl

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5ppl A litre milk price increase for OMSCo (liquid) suppliers – from 1st April

This increase is only for milk supplied in April, May and June and increases producers standard liquid litre price to 37.25ppl which includes all bonuses.  See story on this website dated 7th March for more detail on the breakdown.

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1ppl milk price increase for Glanbia cheese suppliers – from 1st April

This increases producers manufacturing standard litre price to 37ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 35.73ppl

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