Dairy Industry News and Features

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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WANTED – AG 125 or 150 Hybrid Cubicle Spreader

On an A Frame / 3 point linkage with Tilt / Self Loading. Photos and details to lydia@ipmsltd.co.uk

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Record farmgate 40ppl organic milk price

The 60 New Zealand North Island organic farmers supplying Fonterra received a record 2019/2020 milk price of 39.54ppl ($10.19/kg milk solids at the average September exchange rate). Numbers of organic farmers supplying the Co-op has increased to 74 with a further 25 in conversion.

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New Chairman of Dairy UK

Ash Amirahmadi (AKA Arla UK MD) is the new chairman of processor led association Dairy UK and succeeds Glanbia’s CEO Paul Vernon who has completed a sucessful 3 year term of office.

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OMSCO aims to introduce a member investment levy

OMSCO’s 250 plus farmer members could soon be asked to vote on a levy of up to 1ppl to fund further investment in processing with a view to adding value to members milk having previously taken the decision to move away from brokering members milk to 3rd parties.  If approved the levy could be required from early 2021 as part funding for a current investment/initiative.

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The UK’s favourite branded cheddar hits the US market

Cathedral City cheddar will be available across 2,000 plus retail outlets in the USA during November. The export launch comes less than a month of Saputo’s announcement that 500 Canadian stores would be selling the cheese.  To put this in perspective Tesco has under 2,700 stores in the UK so the combined Canadian and US outlets stocking the country’s favourite cheddar will likely be equivalent to the same number of UK Tesco Stores only the average US store will be bigger! Full marks Saputo because there is no secret that all involved with one of our major retailers have been told to cut prices in preparation for a major recession mirroring the post war recession.

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National Milk Production

According to AHDB Dairy the current production forecast is for total GB milk production to reach 12.48 billion litres. Farmgate output was lost in the April to June period when several liquid processors encouraged / forced / panicked its supplying farmers to cut production.

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0.5ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Wensleydale Creamery (Cheese) – from 1st October

This increase takes producers standard manufacturing litre price to 27.95ppl and based on a standard liquid litre price to 27ppl.

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0.5ppl milk price increase for farmers supplying The Fresh Milk Company AKA Lactalis (Cheese)- from 1st October

This increase takes producers manufacturing standard litre price to 28.61ppl and based on a liquid standard litre to 27.5ppl.

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0.75ppl Milk Price increase for farmers supplying Dairy Partners (Cheese) - from 1st October – PRODUCER NOTIFIED

This takes producer standard liquid litre price to circa 26.75ppl TBC

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1ppl Milk Price increase for farmers supplying Glanbia (Cheese) - from 1st October

This increase takes producers standard manufacturing litre milk price to 28ppl and based on a liquid standard litre 27.1ppl.

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0.5ppl Milk Price increase for suppliers to Grahams Dairies (Liquid) Scotland – from 1st of October

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 26ppl.

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1ppl Milk Price increase for farmers supplying Freshways – from 1st November

This increase takes producers standard liquid litre price to 27ppl.

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