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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0.75ppl milk price reduction for suppliers to South Caernarfon Creameries (cheese) – from 1st May

This results is a manufacturing standard litre price of 28.03ppl

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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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1st March Standard liquid Milk Price league table

Purchaser March 19 Arla Foods 29.07 Davidstow 28.82 Barbers 28.09 Glanbia 28.07 Crediton Dairy 28 Pattemores 1 Million 28 Wyke Farms 28 Belton 28 First Milk 27.5 Lactalis/Caledonian 27.5 Meadow Foods 27.5 Grahams Dairies 26.

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Morrison’s are the latest retailer to sign up to Arla 360

Morrison’s are the second retailer to sign up to the Arla 360 farm standards scheme and follow Aldi who were first past the post.  The Arla 360 standard is a scheme whereby one standard has been set by the farmer members/processor as opposed to various retailers setting multiple standards for farmers and retailers to abide by. Approximately 200 Arla farmers are aligned to Morrison’s and set to benefit.

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0.5ppl bonus for suppliers to Crediton Dairy = from 1st April

From 1st April Crediton dairy will introduce a 0.5ppl bonus for  producers who opt  into recording specified health & Welfare parameters under its Farm Metrics Scheme which includes lameness, mastitis etc. Whilst the scheme is optional it is anticipated that a very significant percentage of Creditons suppliers will opt in and achieve the new premium.  Payments will be made each month and not accumulated and paid at the end of the year as practised by some milk purchasers who appear to fear producers might give notice to leave in which case those under notice forfeit any such bonus.

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Arla to stand on with Members April milk price which continues to defy gravity

Arla continue to leave most of its UK competitors scratching their heads having today announced that their will be no change to the Arla member April milk price which is Arla’s third consecutive monthly price hold. This means from April 1st the following www.milkprices.com standard litre prices will be paid.                                                          Conventional      Organic Manufacturing standard Litre              30.

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2nd year of Dairy Promotion hits Cinema screens in London

The joint AHDB/Dairy UK funded Department of Dairy Related Scrumptious Affairs consumer advertising is now in its second year and from this Monday (11th March) includes Cinema advertising. The £1.2 million campaign will run across the nation for 10 weeks and is targeted at yound parents and uses powerful messages reminding young parents of the nutritional value in dairy products.

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Arla to be Carbon neutral/net Zero by 2050

Arla has set a target from the cow to the consumer to be carbon zero by 2050 with any unavoidable emissions entirely offset by actions elsewhere in the supply chain. In addition Arla will balance Nitrogen and phosphorus cycles to support clean water and equally important to be more closely aligned with Nature to further increase bio diversity across the British countryside.

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Milk Price Outlook is heading for further price reductions

UK milk output is simply a pipeline heading rapidly towards full bore and pressure. It’s a fact that other than the dramatic and sudden intervention of Mother Nature with a second Beast from any direction the only signal likely to rein in production will be further processor price drops. Spot milk is heading South and is under 20p with trades today reported at 18ppl and showing no signs of levelling with some fearing a return of single digit prices.

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GDT Auction jumps up + 3.3%

Last weeks GDT Auction saw the average all products index increase by 3.3% to average $3309 tonne the highest seen for 9 months. The only casualty was SMP where prices dipped by 4.3% since the previous action only two weeks ago. This is the 7th consecutive average price rise since December 4th2018 and New Zealand analysts say that with the current strong ex farm milk output the increased prices are demand driven mainly from China.

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0.25ppl 13th Payment/Member Premium to be paid to First Milk members in 2020

This is a new additional 13th payment which is calculated monthly based on capital invested and paid as a lump sum in April next year. To receive the full 0.25ppl a member must have reached their capital contribution target. The maximum capital a First Milk member can achieve is 200% which would result in a 0.5ppl payment. Taking into account the 0.25ppl payment this increases the First Milk manufacturing standard litre milk price to 28.

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0.54ppl milk price increase for Marks & Spencers Suppliers from – 1st April

This results in a standard liquid litre milk price of 33.36ppl.

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