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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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Saputo (AKA Dairy Crest Davidstow Cheese) to stand on/hold its suppliers milk price from 1st December until at least the end of the year

This announcement maintains the Davidstow manufacturing standard litre price at 29.9ppl and based on a standard liquid litre at 28.82ppl.

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First Milk Cheese Member price to stand on/hold from 1st December until at least the end of the year

This announcement maintains the Co-ops manufacturing standard litre price at 27.9ppl and based on a liquid standard litre at 27ppl.

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Paynes Dairies (Liquid) to stand on/hold its producers Milk Price for December

This means the existing liquid standard litre price of 25.75ppl continues.

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0.5ppl milk price reduction for suppliers to Dale Farm Kendall - From October 1st

This is a backdated price cut results in a 1st October standard liquid litre price of 26.14ppl.

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0.5ppl milk price reduction for suppliers to Grahams Dairies (Scotland) from December 1st

This reduces producers liquid standard litre milk price to 25.5ppl.

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Dale Farms Northern Ireland stands on/hold members milk price from September 1st

This maintains Dale Farms (NI) standard liquid litre price at 25.84ppl.

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Grahams declare a profit in its annual results

In its year ending 31st March 2019 Grahams has declared a £2.2 million profit before tax up from 1.3 million (2017 & 2018) with turnover up £4.9 million (4.7%) to £109 million.  The business also invested £5.6 million of capital during the year. Note in 2018 the 1.3 million reduced to a pre tax profit of £400.000 due to exceptional costs. The numbers may sound big but as a return on capital they are nothing to trumpet.

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GDT average up 1.7%

Tuesday GDT Auction produced on all products average up 1.7% to average US $3481 tonne for the 37,968 tonnes sold to 134 buyers. The GDT price rises are predicted to continue until into 2020 due to increasing global demand out pacing milk supply which is flat lining and static. On the back of the recent GDT results New Zealand milk price forecasts are expected to rise again.

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AMPE leap frogs MCVE

The AHDB AMPE price (Actual MILK Price Equivalent) for October stands at 30.21ppl and has leap frogged the MCVE (Milk for cheese value equivalent) at 30.09ppl for the first since mid 2018.

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Sainsburys and Tomlinsons Sainsburys farmers are heading for a bitter legal battle

The Tomlinson Sainsbury’s farmer battle is expected to move to stage 2 because clearly the retail giant has maintained its image of having skin as thick as a rhinoceros.  Sainsbury’s Dairy Development Group 2007 inception publicity proudly trumpeted that it would work with its farmer suppliers “to ensure sustainable profits for them (I assumed them refers to the farmers and not Sainsbury’s!) and a sustainable source of British milk for our customers”.

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For Sale

Ian’s Daughters 1.2 litre VW Polo is for auction on EBay - ends This Sunday 23rd Only two female owners from new, drives well and has been well maintained and is in great condition https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-Polo-1-2-litre-two-lady-owners-from-new-Very-well-maintained-and-condition/274097140342 EBay item number:  274097140342 

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AMPE & MCVE continue to head North

Both market indicators are showing positive signs of recovery see above.

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