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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Another liquid Processor to close

“17years of marvellous milk and yummy yoghurts” from Marybelle dairy in Suffolk looks set to come to an end very soon. The processor supplies its products to local Co-op stores, Asda, Morrisons & Waitrose plus other outlets but simply cannot make money, and with its closure goes the last dairy processor in East Anglia and the loss of 19 jobs. 

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Single Farm Payment Exchange Rate Set

The 2019 SFP Basic payment exchange rate will be 89.092p to the Euro compared to 89.47p in 2018.

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Muller set to address rocketing Scottish Milk output

Muller has an oversupply problem in Scotland which it is tackling this month having experienced a 25% surge in milk supplies from its 230 Scottish farms which is way ahead of demand during the past 5 years. This equates to 180 million litres of additional milk equivalent to 33 litres of extra milk per person living in Scotland.  By my calculations thats 6,316 tankers a year @ 28,500 litres with each trip from Bellshill to Manchester (Muller’s most Northerly English dairy) amounting to 410 miles return.

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Dairy Farmer Crowd Funding bid to save Campletown Creamery

29 Kintyre Peninsula Dairy Farmers have announced a crowd funding bid seeking £50,000 to acquire the Mull of Kintyre cheddar cheese processing site from First Milk.  Their plan is to use a combination of crowd funding plus a per litre levy on all milk supplied.  The Kintyre site has processed local farmers milk since 1923. For details see http://www.crowdfunder.

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1ppl Milk Price reduction for Suppliers to Joseph Heler (Cheese) – From 1st October

The conversion of Helers farmgate milk price to a standard litre price is a very close guarded secret and that’s not surprising given all the information Ian has points to Helers price being one of the lowest GB cheese prices around if not the lowest.

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1ppl Milk Price reduction for suppliers to Belton Farm (Cheese) – October 1st

Belton are one of the few cheese processors to cut its milk price which from October 1st will be 27ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 26.25ppl.

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First Milk to stand on/hold its member Milk Prices for October

This results in a continuation of the co-op’s manufacturing standard litre price at 28.37ppl and based on a liquid standard litre of 27.5ppl.

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Barber’s (Cheese) to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price for October

This means the existing manufacturing standard litre price of 28.56ppl continues and based on a liquid standard litre the price is 27.54ppl.

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Saputo (Davidstow AKA Dairy Crest) to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price for October

This is an impressive 8th consecutive month hold at a manufacturing standard litre price of 29.90ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 28.82ppl.

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South Caernarfon Creameries (Cheese) to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price for October

This is the fifth consecutive hold and continues a manufacturing standard litre price of 28.03ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 27.09ppl.

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Glanbia Cheese to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price for October

This means the existing manufacturing standard litre price of 27ppl continues.

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1.25ppl Milk Price reduction for suppliers to Yew Tree Dairy (Liquid) - From 1st October

This takes Yew Trees standard liquid litre milk price to 25.5ppl

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