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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GDT down for a third consecutive Auction

Todays GDT saw the third consecutive all prices reduction this time the fall was a further 3.8% to average US $3208 tonne for 24,239 tonnes sold. The previous two auctions recorded falls of 1.2% and 3.4%. Notable movements were: Butter                           down 5.7% to average US $4553 tonne Cheddar                        down 4.3% to average US $3781 tonne Whole Milk Powder        down 4.

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Note from the Editor AKA Ian

Given the lack of real Dairy News this bulletin will be continue to produced as and when there is anything newsworthy to report.  Normal Friday weekly editions will resume when necessary.  Many Thanks Ian & Associates.

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Mark Allen sails into the sunset as the name Dairy Crest Vanishes

Mark Allen has announced his decision to step down ass CEO of Dairy Crest with immediate effect which will come as no surprise to all involved given it’s a case of “Job Done”. Mark will be around until July when the Dairy Crest brand will be confined to the history books and replaced with the brand name Saputo Dairy UK.

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Freshways Suppliers vent their anger over major contract change

The Nijjar family yesterday demonstrated how little its Directors feel any necessity to engage with its supplying farmers having given them all five weeks bombshell notice of a significant price drop and contract change. Ian calls it the Arla factor because Arla’s 5 months standard liquid litre price of  29.06ppl and its inclusion in the Freshways basket price is “now making us (Freshways) even more uncompetitive” as commented by MD Bali Nijjar in his letter to producers this week.

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Credition Dairy to stand-on with is June producer milk price

This hold means the current very healthy standard liquid litre milk price of 28.5ppl is retained.

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Arla to stand-on with its June member milk price

This hold means the current champions league standard manufacturing litre price of 30.23ppl and standard liquid litre price of 29.06ppl are retained for a 5th consecutive month. Arlas Organic members standard litre milk price remains at 41.98ppl (manufacturing) and 40.34ppl (liquid).

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0.3ppl milk price reduction for First Milk Members – from June 1st

This reduces producers standard manufacturing litre milk price to 28.37ppl and based on a standard liquid litre to 27.45ppl.

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0.5ppl milk price reduction for Wyke Farms (cheese) suppliers – June 1st

This reduces producers standard manufacturing litre milk price to 28.47ppl and based on a standard liquid litre to 27.5ppl.

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1ppl milk price reduction for Pensworth (liquid) suppliers –from June 1st

This reduces producers standard manufacturing litre milk price to 25.35ppl and based on an Organic standard litre 39.35ppl

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Muller possible Dairy Closure as part of Project Darwin

Local knowledge to Ian’s office indicates employees at Muller’s Foston Dairy are now under a 45 day consultation with a view to Muller having to close the factory.  The former Amelca plant has certainly had a very chequered history from when it first opened and closed after a few weeks when the business folded spectacularly. Project Darwin was launched in February this year with a clear target to achieve £100 million in savings by the end of 2020 at the latest and this is another stepping stone towards that target.

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Belton Farm (cheese) stands on until July 1st at 28ppl

The hold means the manufacturing standard litre remains at 28ppl and on a liquid standard litre 27.25ppl.

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Dairy Crest (Cheese) to stand-on with its June producer milk price at 29.9ppl

This is fourth consecutive Dairy Crest producer milk price hold and is worthy of a mention and thumbs up to all involved in achieving a hold until at least 1st July. The hold means the manufacturing standard litre remains at 29.9ppl and on a liquid standard litre 28.82ppl.

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