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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First Milk Member Milk Price to Stand On Until at least 1st March

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 28.93ppl and based on a liquid standard litre the price holds at 28ppl.  For its Haverfordwest Creamery Tesco Cheese Group their manufacturing standard litre price holds at 30.43ppl. Note last month First Milk confirmed the 0.5ppl member premium will continue for the milk year commencing 1st April 2021.

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Arla Member Price to Stand On until 1st March

Arla have announced its member milk price for both conventional and organic supplies will remain unchanged for February.  Based on www.milkprices.com standard litre prices, farmers February prices are as follows:

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FIRST MILK MEMBER MILK PRICE TO STAND ON UNTIL AT LEAST 1ST MARCH

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 28.93ppl and based on a liquid standard litre the price holds at 28ppl   For its Haverfordwest Creamery Tesco Cheese Group their manufacturing standard litre price holds at 30.43ppl.  Note last month First Milk confirmed the 0.5ppl member premium will continue for the milk year commencing 1st April 2021.

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0.75ppl Milk Price reduction for Arla Direct suppliers from the 1st February

This reduces producer’s liquid standard litre price from 27ppl to 26.25ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre to 27.33ppl.   

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0.4ppl milk price increase for Tesco (TSDG) aligned suppliers – from 1st February

This increase is a result of the Tesco cost tracker review and results in a liquid standard litre price of 31.02ppl (Arla Tesco) and 31.27ppl (Muller Tesco)  

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0.22ppl price increase for suppliers to the Co-op Group – from 1st February

This increases the Muller Co-op groups standard litre price for the next quarter to 29.88ppl.  

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Barbers (cheese) to stand on until at least 1st March

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 29.83ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 28.79ppl.

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Belton Farm (cheese) to stand on until at least 1st March

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 28ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 27.25ppl.

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Saputo (Dairy Crest) to stand on until at least 1st March

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

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Crediton Dairy (Liquid) to stand on until at least 1st March

This maintains producer’s liquid standard litre price at 28.50ppl  

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Freshways (Liquid) to stand on until at least 1st February

This maintains producer’s liquid standard litre price at 27ppl. Freshways have also indicated their intension is to hold the price until March 1st despite the fall in cream prices and fall in demand from the food service sector due to the lockdown. Freshways are the only middle ground processor to suggest a hold until March which some others will likely struggle to match.

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GDT Auction jumps an average 3.9% ($3,420 tonne)

This increase follows hot on the heels of three previous consecutive increases making a total of 4 on the bounce starting 17th November (+1.8%, +4.3%, +1.3% + 3.9%) and 7 increases out of the last 8 Auction results. All products offered at this week’s sale recorded healthy increases in value.  Notable movements were Butter         + 7.2% to average US $4526 tonne Cheddar     + 5% to average US $4078 tonne  SMP        + 4.

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