Dairy Industry News and Features

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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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Spot Milk scarce and today at 41ppl plus.

Spot milk is now extremely scarce with desperate milk processors offering north of 40ppl but still unable to find it. It’s looking extremely dangerous particularly for one processor who has lost a number of farmers and is allegedly short of milk and scouring the country for spot milk.

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1ppl milk price increase for Glanbia Cheese Suppliers – from 1st November

This increase takes producers manufacturing standard litre price to 30ppl and based on a liquid standard litre price to 28.99ppl both of which are on the low side and below the likely 1st November average.

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1ppl Milk Price increase for Muller Direct Suppliers (non-aligned) – from 1st November

This increases producer’s liquid standard litre price to a level 30ppl including the Muller Advantage 1ppl paid annually in arears. This increase is likely to be followed by the majority of other liquid processors who have yet to declare.

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1.7ppl milk price increase for Medina Suppliers – from 1st October

This is across all Medina contracts of which the vast majority are under the Watsons liquid contract. This increase takes suppliers liquid standard litre price to 29.8ppl

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1ppl milk price increase for Wells Dairy Suppliers (liquid) from 1st November

This increases producer’s liquid standard litre to 30ppl on everyday collection.

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1ppl milk price increase for Barbers (cheese) suppliers – from 1st November

This increase takes suppliers manufacturing standard litre price to 31.89ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 30.78ppl.  The Barbers AMPE related B milk price rose to 31.85ppl for September deliveries.

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1ppl milk price increase for Waitrose Aligned producers – from 1st October

This increase takes producers liquid standard litre price to a champions league 34.35ppl

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1ppl milk price increase for Wyke farm (cheese) suppliers – from 1st November

This increases producers manufacturing standard litre price to 31.89ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 30.80ppl

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35.9ppl record breaking price for Marks and Spencer’s aligned producers – from 1st September

An additional 1.203ppl on top of a previous 2.5ppl increase only one month earlier (applied from 1st July) takes producers standard liquid milk price to an all-time record of 35.9ppl beating the previous 2013 record of 34.84ppl. The increase is the result of price increases in all five tracked farm inputs viz, feed, fuel, fertiliser, labour and sugar beet.  This price will prevail until 1st April 2022, unless further farmgate cost increases trigger another interim price rise as agreed under the M&S Price Pledge (source www.

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1ppl milk price increase for Muller Direct organic suppliers from 1st November

This increase takes suppliers liquid standard litre price to 41.5ppl

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1.22ppl conventional milk price increase for Co-op suppliers to Friesland Campina – from 1st October

According to www.milkprices.com taking into account the October forward euro exchange rate the UK equivalent standard litre price will increase to 32.257 ppl The Friesland Organic price also increases to a UK liquid standard litre equivalent price of 41.24ppl. Friesland Campina is one of the worlds largest Dairy Co-ops owned by 17,000 Dutch, Belgium and German Dairy farmers.

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Stand on milk price for First Milk members until 1st December

First Milk member price will remain at 31ppl based on a manufacturing standard litre and 30ppl based on a liquid standard litre.

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