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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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3ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Barbers (cheese) – from 1st July

This increase takes producers manufacturing standard litre price to 46.85ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 45.25ppl.  All over agreed base volume litres supplied in May will receive 53.10ppl excluding any seasonality.  (AMPE 55.10ppl – 2ppl)

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3ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Wyke Farms (cheese) – from 1st July

This increase takes producers manufacturing standard litre price to 46.91ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 45.3ppl

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2ppl milk price rise for suppliers to Payne’s Dairies (liquid) – from 1st June

This increases producers standard liquid litre price to 42ppl and Payne’s have confirmed there will be a July 1st increase to follow for sure.

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43.37ppl Long Clawson A price from June 1st

This is based on a manufacturing standard litre including bonuses.  Note this is an industry standard litre price and NOT an average payout to members. (see story below)

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Sainsburys aligned are extremely unhappy with many voting with their feet

“Sainsburys have lost significant volume in the last four months (AKA 2022) due to resignations/retirement however resignations are understood to be almost raining in. Due to the fact those resigning have had to give notice the loss of volume is not an immediate problem to Sainsburys but it’s a train heading at speed towards them.  Sainsburys have informed staff, Kite and some farmers that they need to attract/recruit additional volume to remain compliant as an aligned pool and their solution is jaw dropping.

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160 Dairy Farmers (2%) quit the GB Dairy industry in the last 12 months

AHDB Dairy have concluded their April 2022 survey of the main GB milk buyers and around 7880 dairy farmers remain in business with 160 having left in the last 12 months. The average milk output per farm is 1.57 million litres.

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Long Clawson Cheesemakers get heavy with their suppliers over contacting Potter

Contacting Ian Potter with milk price information is “a breach of confidentiality and trust” according to the Board of Directors & Executive Board of Clawson Dairy (Stilton makers) Up until its recent letter to its farmers Ian can confirm there were two Clawson suppliers who contacted him.  On receipt of the letter that number has increased. The Clawson letter confirms its policy not to publish their monthly farmgate milk price – I wonder why.

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4.5ppl milk price rise for Muller Direct Suppliers – from 1st July

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 46ppl including the Muller advantage 1ppl premium which the majority of Muller suppliers receive. It comes hot on the heels of the almost identical June 1st increase announced by Arla last week and effectively means the two milk giants are driving farmgate prices up in a bid to cover rising costs a

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4.5ppl milk price increase for Muller Direct Organic Suppliers – from 1st July

This increase takes producers liquid standard litre price to 54ppl

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4ppl milk price rise for suppliers to North Lakes Foods (liquid) – from 1st July

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 46ppl including all bonuses.

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2.25ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Pattemores (liquid) – from 1st June

This increases producers liquid standard litre price to 42.25ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre to 43.52ppl 

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4.55ppl milk price increase for Waitrose Organic aligned producers – from 1st June

This increases producers liquid standard litre price to 51.3ppl

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