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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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Cheap milk with farmgate liquid prices going up and at least one cash & carry slashing prices

2 litres of Yew Tree Dairies milk for only 74p (37ppl) in East End wholesale stores, Smethwich cash & carry (01215556868) and Aston cash & carry (01213592199). 

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0.56ppl milk price reduction for Tesco TSDG aligned suppliers – from 1st November PRODUCER NOTIFIED

This reduction takes the Arla TSDG liquid standard litre price down to 30.62ppl and for a Muller TSDG supplier down to 30.87ppl. 

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0.13ppl milk price increase for CTRG (Co-op) aligned suppliers – from 1st November

This increases the Muller Co-op aligned suppliers standard liquid litre price to 29.66ppl. 

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0.75ppl milk price increase for supplier to Joseph Heler (Cheese) – from 1st November PRODUCER NOTIFIED

No comparable standard litre equivalent prices available. 

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Dairy Farmer complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)

Full marks to the farmer who has just lodged a complaint with the ASA about the current Quorn TV advertisement.  He took exception to the line “If you care about the climate, choose Quorn”  He correctly informed the ASA that the claim lacked supporting evidence to back up the claim together with the fact no mention was made as to what eating Quorn would achieve or indeed how consumers would be able to recognise how eating Quorn had made a difference.

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Asda sold for £6.8billion to Blackburn Billionaire Brothers

The majority share in Asda has been sold to UK owners having been in US ownership (Walmart) for 20 years. The ISSA brothers are best known as the EG Group who own 5,200 petrol stations across the UK and Europe are the new owners of Asda . The encouraging news is that in an internal announcement to Asda staff the brothers have declared a target to increase the percentage of UK Dairy Product it sells as well as to source 100% British Beef.

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Recruitment doors open

Ian is reliably informed the Freshways are recruiting farmers. Freshways announced a 1ppl increase from November 1st last week to a 27ppl liquid standard litre.

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Climbing the Arla Ladder

Graham Wilkinson who is Arla’s Member Relations Manager has been promoted to the European position and mouthful as head of the Arla Pan-European Members and Agri Commercial operation. In his new role Graham will work with Arla farmers across Europe, Denmark, Sweden Germany & the UK.   Alice Swift (formerly of Sainsburys and Tesco) is promoted to Grahams current role and will head up UK Arla farmer relations.

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Still to declare

Meadow Foods whose current standard liquid litre for October stands at 26ppl. Paynes Dairies whose current standard liquid litre for October stands at 26ppl. Wells Dairy whose current standard liquid litre for October stands at 26ppl.   (Note earlier this week we incorrectly reported Wells had notified suppliers of a further 1ppl increase. This was Ian’s error although he can be mystic meg at times!)   In the case of all of the above three liquid processors the expectation will be that for November 1st, at the latest, a minimum standard liquid litre price of 27ppl must be on the cards however difficult this might be to recover from the market place.

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Belton Farm (Cheese) to stand on until 1st December

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre milk price at 27.5ppl based on a liquid standard litre at 26.75ppl.

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Barbers Cheese to stand on until 1st December

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre milk price at 28.8ppl based on a liquid standard litre at 27.8ppl.

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Saputo (AKA Dairy Crest) to stand on until 1st December

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

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