UK, GB and NI Farmgate Prices

Published 15 January 18

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 ‘all milk’ average price for November, as reported by Defra, rose by 1.8% from October, to 31.88ppl.
  • The average price paid for milk in NI was, on average, 33.28ppl, 5.2% higher than the average paid in GB. A higher proportion of production into commodities in NI explains the differential.
  • Prices paid on non-aligned contracts remained above those for aligned contracts in November.
  • The GB 5-year average price moved was 28.09ppl in November, only marginally different from the same time last year.

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