More farmgate price rises announced for October

Published 28 September 16

A number of GB milk processors have increased their farmgate prices for October, including Arla, Müller, First Milk, Dairy Crest and Meadow Foods.

Dwindling GB and EU milk supplies have continued to push dairy wholesale prices up, with the improvement in processors’ returns beginning to filter through to farmgate level. GB milk deliveries are running 9.2% below this time last year and EU production for July (the latest month available) was 1.6% down on last year.  

Selected GB farmgate price changes* October 2016 (ppl)

Arla Foods members’ price

+1.6

Müller Milk & Ingredients average price

+1

First Milk, all membership pools

+2

Dairy Crest Davidstow

+1

Meadow Foods

+1.15

*Announced price changes based on buyers’ standard litre