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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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GDT average falls for a fourth consecutive auction

Last Tuesdays GDT Auction average fell a further 1% to average US $2955 The quantity sold was up 4,325 tonnes (+14%) to that sold only two weeks earlier. However, despite the recent GDT falls Fonterra continue to hold its forecast farmgate payout. The next Auction is on Tuesday next 15th September.

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milkprices.com July spot milk price weighs in at 29.41ppl

This figure is used by several liquid processors as a reference point for farmgate prices. Note the 29.41ppl is a delivered to the customer price from which a realistic 2.5ppl deduction for haulage, testing and a broker margin nets back to an ex farm equivalent of 26.91ppl. www.milkprices.com compare this to the July 2019 average of 23.84ppl which was 3.07ppl lower than 2020 and compared to the June 2020 average (23.

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Lactalis (AKA The Fresh Milk Company & Seriously strong cheese)

Are due to announce their 1st October to 31st December quarterly farmgate milk price within days. Currently for this month it remains at 28.11ppl based on a manufacturing standard litre.

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First Milk to stand on with its milk price until 1st November

This maintains the Co-op’s manufacturing standard litre price at 28.15ppl including the member premium. For those members aligned to the Tesco cheese group the increase takes their manufacturing standard litre price to 29.65ppl. Based on www.milkprices.com First Milks standard liquid litre the price increases to 27.25ppl.

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South Caernarfon Creamery to stand on until 1st November

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre milk price at 28.03ppl and based on a liquid standard litre at 27.09ppl.

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0.3ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Medina – from 1st October

This increase takes produces average contract liquid standard litre price to 26.05ppl.

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0.5ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Belton Farm (cheese) – from 1st October

This increase takes producers manufacturing standard litre to 27.5ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 26.75ppl.

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1ppl Milk Price increase for Wyke Farms (cheese) suppliers – from 1st October

This increase takes producers manufacturing standard litre price to 29.014ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 28ppl. This increase puts Wyke right up there with the best GB farmgate cheese prices a fraction behind Arla 29.26ppl (September price), Saputo/Dairy Crest 29.15ppl. In a letter to its suppliers Wykes milk Procurement Director comments “Firm cheddar prices have allowed our sales team to increase prices into some of our UK customers, and our exports of cheddar are returning to a normal level.

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AMPE & MCVE Calculation Uprade

Following its 3 year review of AMPE and MCVE, AHDB Dairy have reviewed the numbers and produced a revised calculation which takes into account increased average compositional quality, increased production costs etc. Consequently, the AMPE and MCVE prices quoted above and going forward are based on the new calculation. Note neither calculation includes the cost of hauling milk from the farmgate to the dairy processor.

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1ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Pensworth (Liquid) – from 1st September

This takes producers standard liquid litre price to 26ppl with no A and B pricing.

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1ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Llaeth Cymreig (Welsh liquid) – from 1st September

We believe this takes producers standard liquid litre milk price to 26ppl (tbc) with no A and B pricing since June.

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0.2ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Lancashire Dairies/Pakeeza – from 1st September

This takes producers base liquid standard litre price to 27ppl and when this is added to the bonuses, the vast majority of its producers qualify for e.g; grazing bonus it takes the standard litre price to a minimum of 28.5ppl with some ticking the boxes and achieving 30ppl plus. Note Pakeeza has no A and B pricing or a producer haulage charge.

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