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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0.5ppl Milk Price increase for Lactalis (The Fresh Milk Company) suppliers – from July 1st

This increases producers manufacturing standard litre price to 30.73ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 29.5ppl.  

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0.5ppl Milk Price increase for Dale Farm Cumbria members – from July 1st

This increase takes Dale Farm members liquid standard litre price to 29.14ppl  

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Dale Farm (Northern Ireland) Milk Price stand on for May

This maintains members standard liquid litre price at 30.84ppl and note this is a 1st May price!

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0.75ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Meadow Foods – from July 1st (PRODUCER NOTIFIED)

This welcome increase is on the A litres and takes Meadows liquid standard litre price to a straight 29ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre 29.63ppl.  

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2.5ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Lanchester Dairies (Liquid) – from July 1st (PRODUCER NOTIFIED)

This will result in a liquid standard litre price of 27.5ppl (TBC) and is paid on the A litres.  In addition, any Lanchester farmers (circa 75 in total) who increased deliveries in April and May will have a penalty on their milk price on the additional litres which will be effectively a B price. Lanchester refer to this milk as ‘distressed milk’ which for April will be 20.

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Brief Market Update

Spot Milk is trading around 23ppl. Forward prices on the StoneXMilkPrices.com UKMFE chart have recorded their third consecutive weekly decline.  According to www.milkprices.com the UKMFE forward curve value has declined 1.14ppl in those 3 weeks with Butter and SMP down as well as a currency decline. All of this converts to a net UKMFE return to farmers of 29.

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1ppl Milk Price rise for suppliers to Wells Farm Dairy (Liquid) – from 1st July

This increases producers standard liquid milk price to 29ppl.

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2ppl Split Milk Price increase for Suppliers to Llaeth Cymreig (Welsh Liquid) – from 1st June & 1st July

This increase is desperately needed by its supplying farmers who we reckon have been on a liquid standard litre price of 26ppl since 1st September 2020. The 1st June 1ppl increase takes producers standard litre to 27ppl and the 1ppl 1st July increase takes it to 28ppl.

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0.75ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Belton Farm (Cheese) – from 1st July

This increase takes producers manufacturing standard litre price to 30.05ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 29.3ppl.

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0.57ppl Milk Price increase for members of First Milk – from 1st July

This increases members manufacturing standard litre price to 30.5ppl.

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0.89ppl Milk Price increase for Sainsburys (SDDG) producers – from July 1st

This increase takes the standard liquid litre prices to Muller 32.69ppl Arla       32.57ppl

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Still to declare any Milk Price movement in June or July

County Milk Products Lanchester Cotteswold Greencroft (Northlakes) Jacksons   If you know different please email Ian. If its correct all five, who are in Middle ground liquid and/or brokerage, are currently guilty of dragging their heels and falling behind.

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