Milk price changes

Updated 01 December 2021

The latest publicly announced milk price changes as reported by the processors.

Overview

There has been a continuation of increases in milk prices for December, with some processors pushing through increases at short notice. Market values have continued to strengthen on the back of tight supplies and strong demand, which is helping to pull up farmgate prices. In addition, concerns over declining milk deliveries amidst rising input costs may have helped to trigger the milk price increases by processors.

This month, increases on market-led contracts ranged from 0.78ppl to 3.75ppl. In addition to price increases previously announced in October, Arla boosted supplier prices by 2.71ppl for members (excluding 13th payment) and 3.75ppl for its direct suppliers. Barber’s Cheesemakers announced a last-minute change to it previous price hold for December, lifting its milk price by 1.00ppl following a review and discussions with customers.

In addition to the December price changes, some significant price increases have been announced for January. These include a further 2.00ppl price increase for Barbers’ suppliers, and a similar increase by cheesemakers Belton Farms, Crediton Dairy and South Caernarfon Creameries (SCC). The SCC January rise is an adjustment to the 1.00ppl increase previously announced. Wyke Farms are increasing by 2.20ppl and Saputo by 2.35ppl while Meadow Foods will move prices up by 2.50ppl.

Meanwhile, liquid processors Yew Tree Dairies, Pensworth, Medina and Freshways are reported to be increasing milk prices by 3.00ppl in January. Grahams, First Milk and Müller (Direct) have announced 2.00ppl increases. 

The most recently announced milk price changes can be downloaded below.

Additional information

The milk price changes may not be fully reflected in the AHDB League Table.

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