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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Mirror, Mirror on the wall Lactalis is the biggest of them all

According to Rabobank Nestle is now the Number 2 worlds largest dairy processor having been top trumped by Lactalis whose revenue amounted to £16.8billion (US $ 23 billion) with Nestle £15.34 billion. Arla weighs in at 8th position.

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0.5 Euro cent milk price increase for Arla members – from 1st October

Arla have declared a 0.5 euro cent milk price increase for both its conventional and organic members from October 1st. Coupled with a 0.13ppl currency adjustment the nett increase is 0.32ppl resulting in the following www.milkprices.com standard litre prices.                                              Conventional                     Organic Manufacturing                    32.

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GDT up another 1% to break the $4,000 tonne mark

Hot on the heels of a whopping 4% average all products increase only two weeks ago comes todays Auction result where average prices rose a further 1% to average US $4011 tonne. Total sold amounted to 24,476 tonnes slightly down on the 25,093 tonnes sold two weeks ago. Key movements were: WMP up 2.2% to average US $3,777 tonne SMP up 0.9% to average US $3,302 tonne Cheddar down 1.

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Today’s GDT Auction jumps 4%

Today’s auction saw the average all products price lift by a tasty 4% to average $3927 tonne for the 25,093 tonnes sold with all products sold recording gains of 3% plus. On offer was an increase of 2550 tonnes (+11.3%) compared to that sold in the last sale. In fact, prices were up, tonnage sold was up and the number of bidders increased from 180 to 187 Notable movements were                 SMP + 7.

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July average farmgate milk price 30.9ppl

DEFRA’S current estimated average farmgate milk price for July stands at 30.9ppl, which is 11% higher than was recorded in July 2020. Note this is the average paid to farmers bank accounts, not an average standard litre price.

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Crediton Dairy to stand on until at least 31st October

This maintains producer’s liquid standard litre price at 30.5ppl for September and October and includes the recently introduced 13th payment of 0.5ppl

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Saputo (AKA Dairy Crest Davidstow) to stand on until at least 31st October

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 31.15ppl and 30.04ppl based on a liquid standard litre.

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Belton farm to stand on until at least 31st October

This maintains producers standard manufacturing litre price at 30.05ppl and based on a litre at 29.3ppl   

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Barbers to stand on until at least 31st October

This maintains producers standard manufacturing litre price at 30.86ppl and based on a liquid standard litre at 29.78ppl

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Meadow Foods to stand on until at least 31st October

This maintains producer’s liquid standard litre price at 29ppl

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31.036ppl September milk price for Friesland Campina producers – from 1st September

The worlds largest Dairy Co-op, based in Holland, Friesland Campina have increased members farmgate milk price to a www.milkprices.com equivalent liquid standard litre price of 31.036ppl for September deliveries.  The Co-ops September organic liquid standard litre equivalent is 41.041ppl (source www.milkprices.com)

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The Market

Spot milk continues to trade at a strong 34-36p delivered to factory but in reality, only a handful of loads are moving on a daily basis with one dominant buyer requiring additional spot milk AKA the Freshways/Medina group. According to AHDB August dairy product prices firmed with prices for cream, SMP, butter & mild cheddar all up compared to those reported in July.

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