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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0.07ppl milk price reduction for Tesco (TSDG) suppliers from 1st August

The reduction arises as a result of the quarterly cost tracker review. The 1st August Muller TSDG standard litre price will be 31.07ppl and for an Arla TSDG producer 30.95ppl. By comparison www.milkprices.com’s standard liquid litre milk price for August 2018 was 30.17ppl for a TSDG Muller Supplier.

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0.19ppl milk price reduction for Mullers Co-Op (CTRG) suppliers from 1st August

This results in a standard liquid litre milk price of 29.37ppl

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0.5ppl milk price reduction for Dale Farm members for May deliveries

This takes producers supplying Dale Farm in Kendall to 27.14ppl based on a standard liquid litre and 26.34ppl for those supplying Dale Farm in its homeland in Northern Ireland.

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GDT Auction more or less stand

Tuesday GDT Auction saw prices down by only 0.4% to average US $3302 tonne. Whilst technically this is the fourth consecutive auction fall, following a 3.8% drop only two weeks ago, it is viewed as more or less a stand on result. Notable prices were: SMP     up         + 3.2%              to average $2430 tonne WMP                No Change        to average $2969 tonne Cheddar down    - 1.

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African Swine Fever ripples from China

The African Swine Fever outbreak which was first recorded last August is rampant in Asia with others fearing it is now a case of when it spreads to other parts of the world not if. ASF is reducing Chinas pig herd at an alarming rate and with it comes a significant reduction in the demand for whey  (cheese makers valuable by product) a key component in piglets feeds.

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Freshways to stand-on with its June producer milk price – PRODUCER NOTIFIED

Freshways standard liquid litres for June will remain at 27.06ppl and this will be the minimum price for July. Freshways will now give its suppliers a minimum 21 days notice of any further price charges which unless our Freshway moles have failed to press on any recent communications translates to the same price being paid for June and July deliveries.

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First Milk to stand-on with its July member milk price

This hold maintains member’s standard manufacturing litre price at 28.37ppl and based on a standard liquid litre at 27.45ppl.

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Belton Farm (Cheese) to stand-on with its June milk price

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

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Dairy Crest to stand-on with its July producer milk price

This hold maintains producer’s standard manufacturing litre price at 29.90ppl and based on a standard liquid litre at 28.82ppl which is another excellent achievement for DC and DCD.

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0.5ppl milk price decrease for Sainsbury’s (Muller & Arla) producers from 1st July

The reduction arises due to its quarterly cost tracker review of feed, fertiliser and fuel prices. The resulting standard liquid litre prices are 30.15ppl (Muller) and 30.3ppl (Arla).

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0.5ppl milk price decrease for suppliers to Pattemores (liquid) – from 1st July

This reduces producers standard liquid litre milk price to 27.15ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre 28.05ppl.

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0.6ppl milk price reduction for direct suppliers to Arla – from July 1st

This reduces producer’s standard liquid litre milk price to 26.4ppl and based on a standard manufacturing litre to 27.53ppl.

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