Milk price changes
Updated 04 December 2020
The latest publicly announced milk price changes as reported by the processors.
In December, announced milk price changes were positive, although most contracts were unchanged on the month. For companies listed on the AHDB milk price changes table (download below) there were four price increases which ranged between 0.25ppl and 1.00ppl. This included Arla Direct, Barbers Cheesemakers, Dale Farm GB and Wensleydale.
Looking forward into the new year, Barbers Cheesemakers and Saputo Dairy have both confirmed a hold on prices for January 2021. In addition to the hold, Saputo and DCD have agreed there will be no price reductions for the first quarter of 2021. Price increases have been announced by First Milk (+0.25ppl) and Belton Farm (+0.50ppl) from 1 January.
Following the quarterly cost review, prices on Sainsbury’s aligned contracts (Arla and Müller) will increase by 0.27 in January.
Despite much uncertainly remaining in markets as we approach the deadline for leaving the EU, there have been relatively few price changes announced for the new year. It may be that processors are delaying decisions on farmgate prices until there is more clarity on trading conditions and the impact of any disruption can be assessed.
The most recently announced milk price changes are available in the downloadable file below.
The milk price changes may not be fully reflected in the AHDB League Table.