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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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0.033ppl Milk Price reduction for M&S aligned suppliers from 1st of October – but who cares?

It’s a tiddly reduction which still results in a 1st of October liquid standard litre price of 33.32ppl. According to www.milkprices.com this is 1.91ppl above the 31.41ppl paid a year ago and is a whopping 1.93ppl higher that the 5 year M&S average price of 31.39ppl.

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Paynes Dairies to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price for September

This means the existing liquid standard lire price of 26.75ppl will continue.

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

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 October

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

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

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

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Pattemores (Liquid) to stand on/hold its producer Milk Price for October for a 4th consecutive month

This results in a continuation of its very credible liquid standard litre price of 27.15ppl and based on a manufacturing standard litre 28.05ppl

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Processors still to announce their 1st October Milk Price

Medina who appear to have joined Helers in avoiding any communication over milk prices with Ian. However, having reduced its 1st of September standard liquid litre price what some producers claim is a standard litre price under 24ppl its not surprising Medina are keen to avoid publicity. Note this figure excludes the 0.45ppl Medina loyalty bonus some Medina suppliers receive.

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1ppl Milk Price reduction for Muller Direct Farmers – from 1st October

This takes producer’s standard litre price to 25.75ppl for the majority of producers who meet the Muller direct premium (estimated to be 80% of producers) which others will receive a standard litre price of 25.25ppl. The 0.5ppl premium is paid to qualifying farmers annually in arrears effectively as a 13th payment. In the press release Muller comment that the price reduction “reflects record levels of milk production at a time when the industry is facing marginal decline in demand for fresh milk and other dairy products”.

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Arla milk price held for an 8th consecutive month

Arla has confirmed it will hold its member milk prices for both conventional and organic for the 8th consecutive month starting 1st of September. The manufacturing conventional standard litre remains at 30.22ppl and based on a liquid standard litre remains at 29.05ppl. For Arla’s organic supplying members the hold means standard litre prices for manufacturing 41.

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Crediton Dairy to hold its producers milk price for September

This hold maintains the liquid standard litre price at 28.5ppl. At the same time Crediton Dairy have on offer a second 2 year fixed price option at 28ppl from 1st of October when the current 2 year fixed price deal comes to an end. Under this offer farmers can look to a fixed price for 25% or 50% of their monthly base litres for the 2 year period. Total literage available is 20 million litres.

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Muller look set to close its Aberdeen depot

Muller has commenced a 30 day consultation with 50 employees at its Aberdeen depot as part of its £100 million project Darwin cost and margin improvement programme.

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Wells Farm Dairy Correction

Following our last bulletin we eventually managed to obtain the pricing matrix for Wells producers from 5th September which we were originally mischievously informed resulted in a standard liquid litre price under 25ppl.  We did qualify this by stating “we are attempting to confirm the exact price”.  Whilst Wells milk price is not independently monitored by www.

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