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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Climbing the Arla Ladder

Graham Wilkinson who is Arla’s Member Relations Manager has been promoted to the European position and mouthful as head of the Arla Pan-European Members and Agri Commercial operation. In his new role Graham will work with Arla farmers across Europe, Denmark, Sweden Germany & the UK.   Alice Swift (formerly of Sainsburys and Tesco) is promoted to Grahams current role and will head up UK Arla farmer relations.

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Still to declare

Meadow Foods whose current standard liquid litre for October stands at 26ppl. Paynes Dairies whose current standard liquid litre for October stands at 26ppl. Wells Dairy whose current standard liquid litre for October stands at 26ppl.   (Note earlier this week we incorrectly reported Wells had notified suppliers of a further 1ppl increase. This was Ian’s error although he can be mystic meg at times!)   In the case of all of the above three liquid processors the expectation will be that for November 1st, at the latest, a minimum standard liquid litre price of 27ppl must be on the cards however difficult this might be to recover from the market place.

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Belton Farm (Cheese) to stand on until 1st December

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre milk price at 27.5ppl based on a liquid standard litre at 26.75ppl.

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Barbers Cheese to stand on until 1st December

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

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Saputo (AKA Dairy Crest) to stand on until 1st December

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre milk price at 29.15ppl based on a liquid standard litre at 28.11ppl.

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South Caernarfon Creamery to stand on until 1st December

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre milk price at 28.03ppl and based on a liquid standard litre at 27.09ppl.

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Pensworth Dairy (Liquid) to stand on until 1st November

This maintains producers manufacturing standard liquid litre milk price at 26ppl

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Crediton Dairy (Liquid) to stand on until 1st December

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre milk price at 28.5ppl including the 0.5ppl metrics bonus.

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1ppl Milk Price increase for Yew Tree Dairy (AKA Woodcocks) suppliers – from 1st November

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 27.10ppl for Yew Tree A litres which are currently 81% of milk supplied. The remaining 19% is paid at a B price based on market returns.

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1.1ppl Milk Price increase for Cotteswold Dairy (Liquid) suppliers – from 1st November

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to circa 26.6ppl.

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1ppl Milk Price increase for Pattemores (Liquid) suppliers – from 1st October

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 27.25ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre to 28.115ppl.

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1ppl Milk Price increase for Muller Direct Suppliers – from 1st November

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 27.25ppl, including the 1ppl Muller Direct Premium which is paid post the year end as effectively a 13th payment in January. Note Muller Direct suppliers in Scotland receive a reduced standard litre price of 27ppl due to the 0.25ppl Scottish haulage charge.

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