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Our Weekly News Bulletin is available by email. To receive it please email info@ipmsltd.co.uk.

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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0.5ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Saputo (AKA Dairy Crest) – from 1st October

The 1st September milk price negotiations between Dairy Crest Direct/DPO and Saputo didn’t end well, and the failure to agree the September milk price triggered deadlock and with that the option for any DCD producers to leave after 3 months. This 1st October agreed 0.5ppl increase will likely mean no DCD/Saputo suppliers will actually leave to supply another milk buyer, especially given the new standard manufacturing litre price is 29.

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Wensleydale Creamery (Cheese) to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers standard manufacturing litre price at 27.45ppl and based on a liquid litre 26.5ppl.

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Barbers Cheesemakers to stand on until 1st November

This maintains producers standard manufacturing litre price at 28.8ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 27.8ppl.

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Muller Direct (Liquid) to stand on until 1st November

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 25.25ppl plus the 1ppl additional payment taking it to 26.25ppl for the majority of Muller suppliers who qualify for the Muller Direct Premium.

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Meadow Foods (Liquid) to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 26ppl.

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Paynes Dairies (Liquid) to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 26ppl.

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Wells Farm (Liquid) to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at circa 26ppl.

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Yew Tree Dairy (AKA Woodcocks) to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 26.1ppl.

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Pattemores (Liquid) to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 26.25ppl.

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Dairy Partners to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at under 26ppl.

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Freshways (Liquid) to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers standard liquid litre price at 26ppl with clear evidence they are pushing for further increases in a bid to get farmgate prices to circa 27ppl+. The current cream price, if sustainable, should accelerate this goal, but it won’t be easy to achieve further liquid increases given current conditions.

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Medina to stand on until 1st November

This is still to be officially confirmed but when it is, producers liquid standard litre price will be maintained at 25.75ppl.  Meanwhile Medinas supply group of 19 farmers formally known as Meadow Milk and their lawyers claim they are waiting for Medina to put forward a proposal which is meaty enough to persuade them not to leave at the end of next month/ September 30th.

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