UK, GB and NI Farmgate Prices

Published 16 July 19

The Defra average farmgate prices represents the average price paid by dairies for all milk purchased in the month. It is a weighted average calculated from information collected on total value and volumes of purchased milk in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The survey used to collect this information covers approximately 90% of all milk purchased from farms in the UK.

For information on representative prices paid to producers by individual milk buyers, please refer to the AHDB Milk Price Calculator.

  • The UK average milk price for May 2019 was announced by Defra as being 27.86ppl down 0.38ppl (1.4%) on the previous month.
  • The average price paid for milk in NI, in May, was 26.59ppl, 5.4% lower than the average paid in GB.
  • Prices paid on non-aligned contracts were 0.57ppl below those for aligned contracts in May.
  • The GB 5-year average price was 27.30ppl in May, down 2.4% from the same the month in 2018, when it was 27.97ppl, showing the relative stability of the 5-year average over the year.

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For more information on UK, GB and Northern Ireland prices click here.