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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GDT down 0.9%

Last weeks GDT 1st June auction index corrected prices a further 0.9% to average US$4128 tonne.   Notable movements were as follows: Cheddar               up           0.5% to average US $4324 WMP                    down    0.5% to average US $4062 SMP                       down    0.5% to average US $3415 Butter                   down    5.4% to avera

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Global outlook is bright

Despite a run of four small GDT average price index declines (which some describe as insignificant) Fonterra and others remain very positive as to the next 12 months New Zealand farmgate milk price outlook.   The Co-op has declared an opening 2021/22 farmgate milk price forecast range of $7.25 to $8.75kg milk solids which is equivalent to 28ppl to 33.74ppl.

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£20m Greenfield Anglesy Cheese plant to open in September

A state of the art cheese plant with the capacity to produce Welsh and European cheeses including Cheddar, Edam, and Gouda is set to take milk from September creating 100 jobs in Anglesey.   The project planning started life in 2016 and has taken 5 years to reach this stage. This Bulletin first mentioned the project in early March 2017, which at the time was planned to take circa 40 million litres a year from a group of 20 local spring grazers.

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0.75ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Joseph Heler (cheese) – from 1st July

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0.75ppl Milk Price increase for Muller Direct Suppliers – from July 1st

This increases producer’s standard liquid litre price to 29ppl including the Muller advantage premium of 1ppl for which 96% of Muller producers have opted to take part in.

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0.8ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Wensleydale Creamery (cheese) – from June 1st

This increases producer’s manufacturing standard litre price to 29.45ppl and liquid standard litre price to 28.5ppl.

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0.75ppl Milk Price increase for Co-op members supplying South Caernarfon Creameries – from July 1st

This increases producer’s manufacturing standard litre price to 30ppl.

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1ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Dairy Partners Newcastle Emlyn – from June 1st

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29ppl Fixed Price deal option for Muller Directs

Mullers initial 3 year Fixed Price option has run its course at the 28ppl as offered in June 2018 which was a Lidl triggered offering. From the 1st July 2021 the successor Lidl / Muller Direct offering is a 29ppl for up to 50% of individual farmers milk supply subject to a minimum monthly commitment of at least 120,000 litres.  The deal is a fixed price for 3 years in multiples of 10,000 litres.

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Saputo (AKA Dairy Crest Davidstow) stand on milk price for July

This maintains producers manufacturing standard litre price at 30.65ppl and 29.56ppl based on a liquid standard litre.

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Still to declare any Milk Price movement in June or July

County Milk Products Lanchester Cotteswold Greencroft (Northlakes) Jacksons Llaeth Cymreig   If you hear otherwise, please email us on info@ipmsltd.co.uk  

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Peak production date pulled forward into April.

According to AHDB peak GB milk output came earlier than anticipated peaking on April 28th at 37.93 million litres with a 7 day rolling average output of 37.77 million litres day.

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