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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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Wensleydale Creamery (Cheese) targets a hold for its producer Milk Price for November

This will be the 8th consecutive monthly price hold although it is yet to be officially confirmed.  The standard manufacturing litre price will remain at 28.35ppl and the standard liquid litre price will continue at 27.40ppl.

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Meadow Foods (Liquid) to stand on/hold its producers Milk Price for November

This means the existing liquid standard litre price of 25ppl continues.

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Wells Dairy (Liquid) to stand on/hold its producers Milk Price for November

This means the existing liquid standard litre price of 25.3ppl continues.

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

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

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Yew Tree Dairies to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price for November

This means the existing liquid standard litre price of 25.5ppl will continue.

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Freshways (liquid) to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price for November

This means the existing liquid standard litre price of 25ppl will continue.

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Pensworth Dairies (Liquid) to stand on/hold its producer price for November

This means the existing liquid standard litre price of 24ppl will continue.

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Grahams Dairies Scotland (liquid) to hold its producer milk price for November

This means the existing standard litre price of 26ppl continues.

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First Milk to double its Member Premium in 2020

This is effectively a 13th payment and will increase from the current 0.25ppl to 0.5ppl from April next year.

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Glanbia defer November Milk Price decision fearing a No deal Brexit car crash

In a comprehensive letter to its Anglesey mozzarella cheese factory suppliers Glanbia’s CEO Paul Vernon has outlined the crisis the company would face if we end up with a no deal Brexit and the proposed tariffs. Cheese sales to the EU will incur a crippling tariff of 1852 Euros/tonne which represents a cost of approximately 60% on current sale prices and in PPL terms represents 18ppl!! Glanbia Anglesey export almost half of its Mozzarella output and this tariff coupled with Zero tariffs on imported mozzarella results in l a very potent cocktail to swallow.

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Market Indicators

Given the Brexit no deal possibility Ian has decided not to report on UK Wholesale prices for cheese, SMP, Cream etc because it could all go downhill and change very quickly and to give price indicators a this stage would be pointless.

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No deal dairy tariff car crash could cost the UK dairy industry £1.3 billion

Jaws could be heard hitting the desks of dairy processors earlier this week when the government dropped the bombshell that it’s temporary no deal Brexit will see European dairy products able to come into the UK subject to Zero or minimal tariffs.  Meanwhile the significant volume of UK dairy exports currently going into Europe (90% of our dairy exports) will be hit with WTO tariffs which were was described by Dairy UK as “cripplingly high” and will make our dairy products uncompetitive in Europe.

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