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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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Muller to Stand on/hold its producer price until at least February 1st

This maintains a standard liquid litre price of 25.75ppl

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Meadow Foods to Stand on/hold its producer price for December

This maintains a standard litre price of 25ppl.Meadow Foods January milk price to be confirmed this week.

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South Caernarfon Creameries to Sand on/hold its producer price until at least 1st of February

This maintains a manufacturing standard liquid price of 27.28ppl and a liquid litre price of 26.34ppl for both December and January.

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Patmore’s (liquid) to Stand on/hold its producer price until at least 1st February

This maintains a standard liquid litre price of 26.25ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre of 27.12ppl

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Saputo (Davidstow AKA Dairy Crest) to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price until at least 1st February.

This is an impressive 11th consecutive month hold at a manufacturing standard litre price of 29.90ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 28.82ppl.

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Wyke Farms (Cheese) to Stand on/hold its producer price for December

This maintains a manufacturing standard litre price of 26.91ppl and a liquid standard litre price of 26ppl

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Glanbia (Cheese) to stand on/hold is producer price until at least 1st February

This maintains a manufacturing standard litre price of 27ppl and a liquid standard litre price of 26.1ppl.

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Wyke Farms (Cheese) & Lidl announce 28ppl 3 year fixed price option

Wyke Farm suppliers now have the option to fix a minimum of 10% up to a maximum of 50% of their milk output for 3 years starting from the 1st of January 2020 to 31st December 2022 at 28ppl. It’s another Lidl fixed price deal to come to market this time targeted at Wyke producers, As Wyke Farms Andrew Gaskell commented “It is a ground breaking offer in the UK cheese Industry” In the event the offer is oversubscribed over and above the initial 30 million litres required then scale back is likely to be applied and in the unlikely event the full allocation is not taken famers at the 50% level might be able to increase their commitment above the 50% threshold.

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DEFRA’s maths is once again called into question

DEFRA are claiming the average farm-gate milk price for October was an eye watering 29.35ppl. In addition they claim the average price paid in September was 29.47ppl which is suspect and certainly warrants further investigation. For October the standard liquid litre price for non aligned ranged from 24ppl to 29.02ppl (Arla) and on a standard manufacturing litre the range was 26.

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Muller Direct 2020 premium to double as calf euthanization is added

Muller has doubled its Muller direct Premium from 0.5ppl (2019) to 1ppl (2020 calendar year) subject to Muller Direct farmers meeting certain conditions one of which is by December 2020 those wanting to qualify for the premium must have stopped any on farm practice of euthanizing healthy calves unless the practice is backed up by a veterinary letter. Such a letter will be required before euthanization of any calves under TB restriction will be considered acceptable.

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0.4ppl milk price increase for farmers supplying Wells Farm Dairy liquid is the first conventional liquid processor rise since October 1st 2018 - PRODUCER NOTIFIED

Throughout 2019 this bulletin has been a catalogue of processor price reductions and stand on prices. Wells Farm dairy surprised most if not all of its 50 or so local farmer suppliers with the announcement that from December 1st their milk price will increase by 0.4ppl to give a liquid standard litre price of 25.7ppl. One swallow doesn’t make a summer but it’s a positive step in the right direction and should have been well received by most if not all of Wells farmers.

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Arla to hold its Member conventional Milk Price for an 11th consecutive month

Arla has today confirmed a stand on member milk price for an 11th consecutive month starting 1st of December at 30.19ppl  based on a manufacturing standard litre and 29.02ppl (liquid standard litre). Arla state that “The outlook for the milk price for the coming months remains stable” which for Arla members is a positive note to end the year on. Arla’s UK organic members standard litre milk price is also unchanged with its manufacturing standard litre at 41.

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