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 (Cheese) To Stand on Until at Least 1st October

This maintains members manufacturing standard litre price at 31ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 30ppl

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Belton Farm (Cheese) To Stand On Until At Least 1st October

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 30.05ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 29.30ppl

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Stand on price for DCD – Dairy Crest/Saputo Davidstow suppliers – for September

No surprise at the stand position which maintains producers manufacturing standard litre at 31.15ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 30.04ppl

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0.5ppl Milk Price Increase for suppliers to Pensworth (liquid) from 1st August

This increases producer’s liquid standard litre price to 28.5ppl

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0.5PPL Milk Price Increase for Crediton Dairy Suppliers (Liquid) – from 1st September

This takes producers liquid standard litre price to 30.5ppl including the recently introduced 0.5ppl 13th payment

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Stand on price for Wensleydale Creamery (Cheese) suppliers for August deliveries

Previously, Wensleydale increased by 0.5ppl to a manufacturing standard litre price of 29ppl from July 1st and this is their farmgate price for August. Stand on farmgate prices for cheese processors who are at a manufacturing standard litre price of 29ppl plus will likely be the norm going forward for the coming months.

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Arla milk price to stand on for August

No surprise in hearing Arlas member milk price will be a stand on for August with the following standard litre prices manufacturing 33.2ppl, liquid 31.95ppl and for Organic producers manufacturing 41.56ppl and liquid 39.99ppl.

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GDT Auction falls for the 7th consecutive time

Tuesdays GDT Auction saw the average index fall a further 2.9% to average US$3839 tonne making this 7 consecutive price fall. Total sold 22,405 tonnes.

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Record UK milk production is now dropping

May milk production in both the UK and EU was record breaking which for the UK hit 14.91 billion litres (+1.7%) compared to May 2020 (14.5 billion litres).   Total UK milk output to the end of May 2021 is more or less the same as 2020, however according to AHDB Dairy it has dropped in just 6 weeks by 3 million litres a day since early June and on a daily basis is running 2.

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South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC) Co-op announces it’s best year ever

The Co-op has recently announced an excellent set of financials with profits almost doubled in 12 months up from £1.8 million (2019-20) to £3.4m (+90%).   In addition SCC invested £2.2 million of capital into its facilities during the year.   With a healthy operating margin of 5.6% (something UK liquid processors can only fantasize about) the Co-op has decided to distribute to its 136 Farmer supplier members 23.

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0.6ppl South Caernarfan Creameries effective milk price increase

The new bonus (see above) increases producers July manufacturing standard litre price to 30.6ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 29.58ppl

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Medina and Freshways Merger is live

The two South of England middle ground liquid dairies, Medina and Freshways have finally confirmed they have agreed a merger deal.  The final decision now rests with the UK Competition and Markets Authority, however, for sure it simply must be given the green light in a bid to have one strong sustainable business.   The expectation is that the merged business called Medina Freshways Ltd will process circa 500 million litres of milk annually and employ around 1,000 staff.

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