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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Dairy Crest 1 Billion pound sale is approved

The sale of the remaining Dairy Crest business to Canadian Saputo has been approved at 6.20 per share valuing the business at almost £1 Billion. The new owners will take charge on April 15th

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Milk Deliveries update

According to AHDB Dairy GB milk deliveries for week ending 23rd March were up 4.3% compared to the same week last year equivalent to an additional 1.5million litres day and heading for the most milk produced in 32 years and towards 15 billion litres. To add to the problem is the fact milk production in Southern Ireland is also at record levels. January to February 2019 production is up 3.

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First Milk (cheese) stand on with its May member milk price at 28.68ppl

First Milks decision to hold its April milk price for May results in a standard manufacturing litre milk price of 28.68ppl (including the 0.25ppl member premium paid in April 2020) and based on a standard liquid litre 27.75ppl.

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Barbers (cheese) to stand on with its May milk price at 29.13ppl

This is the fourth consecutive month Barbers have held producer prices at this level which is 29.13ppl based on a standard manufacturing litre and 28.09ppl based on a standard liquid litre.

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Dairy Crest (cheese) to stand on with its May milk price at 29.9ppl

This is an impressive move by Dairy Crest who have held their producer milk price at 29.9ppl (based on a standard manufacturing litre) for four consecutive months. Based on a standard liquid litre the price remains at 28.82ppl.

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Pattemores (liquid) to stand on again with its May milk price at 28ppl

Pattemores standard liquid litre price of 28ppl is set to remain one of the leading liquid processor milk prices for yet another month only to be top trumped by Crediton Dairy.

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Crediton Dairy (liquid) to stand on with its May milk price at 28.5ppl

Crediton continue to head the liquid processor league table with a liquid standard litre price of 28.5ppl.

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Muller (liquid) to stand on with its May milk price at 26.75ppl

The 26.75ppl is a standard liquid litre price which includes the 0.5ppl premium. The Muller Direct Organic standard liquid litre May price is 40.25ppl.

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0.34ppl milk price reduction for Tesco aligned producers from 1st May – PRODUCER NOTIFIED

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0.3ppl milk price reduction for suppliers to Freshways – from April 1st – PRODUCER NOTIFIED

Freshways have notified its producers of a further 0.3ppl milk price reduction on their A litres from April 1st which reduces the A price liquid standard litre to 27.06ppl

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0.37ppl milk price reductionfor suppliers to Lactalis (cheese) from 1st April

This takes producers standard manufacturing litre milk price to 28.27ppl and 27.13ppl based on a standard liquid litre.

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0.75ppl milk price reduction for suppliers to Belton Farm (cheese) from 1st May

This results in a manufacturing standard litre milk price of 28ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 27.25ppl.

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