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Our Weekly News Bulletin is available by email. To receive it please email info@ipmsltd.co.uk.

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

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 27ppl and based on a standard liquid litre at 26.25ppl.

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Meadow Foods (Liquid) to stand on until 1st September

This maintains producers liquid standard litre price at 26ppl across all Meadow contracts and regions.

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Muller Direct to stand on until 1st October – Amended

This maintains producers liquid standard litre price at 25.25ppl plus 1ppl to 26.25ppl for suppliers who qualify for the Muller Direct Premium.

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GDT Auction down 5.1 percent

Todays GDT Auction fell by an average 5.1% today which was more than a bit of a shock. Notable were: WMP down 7.5% to average US $3003 tonne Cheddar down 5.3% to average US $3568 tonne SMP down 4.6% to average US $2583 tonne Butter down 2.8% to average US $3438 tonne

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1.25ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Pattemores (liquid) from August 1st takes producers back to pre Covid 19 level

During May (24ppl), June (24ppl) and July (25ppl), Pattemores ex farmgate milk price fell to the levels in brackets but from the 1st August is back up to its pre Covid 19 level of 26.25ppl based on a liquid standard litre price.

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1ppl milk price increase for farmers supplying Medina – from 1st September

This latest increase puts Medina’s average contract liquid standard litre price to 25.75ppl and getting much closer to its main competitors. Note the above story was posted on our website & Facebook on Monday 20th July

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1ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Pensworth (liquid) – from August 1st

This increases producers liquid standard litre milk price to 25ppl and is paid on 100% of the milk supplied with no A and B pricing.

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Crediton Dairy (liquid) to stand on until 1st October

This maintains producers liquid standard litre milk price at 27.5ppl.

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1ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Glanbia Cheese – from 1st August

This increases producers manufacturing standard litre milk price to 26ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 25.14ppl.This increases producers manufacturing standard litre milk price to 26ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 25.14ppl.This increases producers manufacturing standard litre milk price to 26ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 25.

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0.2ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Wensleydale Creamery (cheese) from 1st August

This increases producers manufacturing standard litre milk price to 27.45ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 26.5ppl.

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1ppl milk price increase for suppliers to Barbers Cheese makers – from 1st September

This increases producers manufacturing standard litre milk price to 28.8ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 27.8ppl. Note this increase ends on impressive 10 month stable farmgate price at 27.8ppl (26.8ppl). The boost is attributable to the Covid 19 increase in demand for cheddar resulting in tight supply and improving prices. As stated in Barbers August farmer newsletter “These gradual improvements in cheddar returns supports this price increase delivery to our dedicated suppliers (farmers) from September”.

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Saputo (AKA Dairy Crest Davidstow) stand on until 1st October which triggers deadlock with DCD

The Saputo’s manufacturing standard litre price will remain at 28.65ppl for September deliveries and based on a liquid standard litre at 27.63ppl. Saputo have surprisingly stood firm on its September farmgate milk price and decided not to reward its farmers with any additional money following its incredible Covid 19 sales figures (see below). Saputo’s sales of its flagship branded cheese, Cathedral City, have seen revenue up a staggering 36% with sales volume up 27%.

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