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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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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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1.75ppl milk price drop for suppliers to Meadow Foods – from 1st September

This reduces producer’s standard liquid litre milk price to 25ppl.

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1.75ppl milk price drop for suppliers to Wells Dairy – from 5th September

We are reliably informed this takes Wells producers to a standard liquid litre price below 25ppl.  We are attempting to confirm the exact price.

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1.35ppl milk price drop for suppliers to Pensworth Dairy (liquid) – from 1st September

This reduces producer’s standard liquid litre milk price to 24ppl.

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Muller Direct to hold its producer milk price for September

This is the 7th consecutive monthly price hold at these levels and continues the standard litre liquid price of 26.75ppl.

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Yew Tree Dairy to hold its producer milk price for September

This is the 6th consecutive monthly liquid standard litre price paid by Yew Tree at 26.75ppl

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Payne’s Dairies likely to hold its producer price for September

Payne’s Dairies current standard litre price stands at 26.75ppl and whilst the September price is yet to be confirmed the intention is to hold.  However there is predatory pricing in the middle ground by some who are in the 25p or less bracket eg: Bestways selling 2 litres for 79p!!  In addition to this Payne’s producers have had the opportunity to lock in upto 15% of their production at a fixed price of 27.

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

This is the 5th consecutive monthly standard liquid price paid by Grahams at 26ppl.

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Saputo Dairy UK (AKA Dairy Crest Davidstow Cheese) to hold its producer milk price for September

This is the 7th consecutive monthly price hold and continues the standard manufacturing litre price of 29.9ppl and a liquid standard litre price of 28.82ppl.

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