More Dairy market news

4 December 2019

Trends in EU wholesale pricing have differed across products, linked to the ease in which product can be sourced

2 December 2019

UK imports of Irish cheddar in 2019 are on track to be the highest for at least twenty years.

28 November 2019

GB milk production to October, second highest in 25 years

28 November 2019

The GB milking herd has continued to shrink. In October, there was 42K fewer cattle in the milking herd compared to last year. Meanwhile, the number of youngstock has begun to stabilise.

20 November 2019

Over the last couple of years, the British milking herd has been shrinking. However, the latest data suggests that is could stabilise in the future

20 November 2019

The overall price index rose 1.7% at the latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event. This is the fifth consecutive rise for the New Zealand based dairy commodity auction.

19 November 2019

UK cheese and butter exports were both up on the previous year in September, and year to date figures also showed strong growth.

19 November 2019

UK wholesale butter prices have been at a discount to EU prices since February 2019 but the gap has recently closed

13 November 2019

Global milk production remains muted, recording only 0.5% growth in August.

13 November 2019

It’s often difficult to marry up milk price changes quoted by companies based on standard litres, and the official average milk price paid in the UK, as quoted by Defra. September was no exception, with the Defra average put at 29.68ppl, up 0.88ppl on August, and ahead of the vast majority of “standard litre” prices quoted in our own milk price calculator. So, why the difference?

13 November 2019

Cheese imports into Japan have been increasing year-on-year since 2014

7 November 2019

During the Q3, the number of calves born to dairy dams increase by 0.4% compared to last year.

6 November 2019

How much consumer demand changes differs across products, and will depend on the size of the price change as well as how important the price is in the decision to purchase the good.

5 November 2019

Defra has now released the most recent set of accounts for Farm Business Income in England.

5 November 2019

October returns for processors making butter and SMP exceeded returns for producing mild Cheddar for the first time in 16 months

31 October 2019

The use of dairy sexed semen has doubled in the last five years, according to our recent survey, with the last two years showing a marked increase

24 October 2019

So far this year, UK milk prices have tracked around £0.20 per kg of solids below the average of the main milk producing countries in the EU.

24 October 2019

Global milk supplies for 2019 are set to end up on a par with last year based on the latest forecasts.

23 October 2019

The price has moved from $6.25-$7.25 to $6.55-$7.55 per kg milksolids (kgMS)

23 October 2019

Most recent survey shows a 0.4% reduction in dairy producers since March this year

22 October 2019

The milk surplus in Scotland is set to surpass 200m litres in 2019/20.

17 October 2019

From 18 October, approximately 75% of cheese and 93% of butter sent to the US from the EU will be subject to tariffs under the new regime.

15 October 2019

The absence of any increase in processor's sales price for milk, combined with falling cream returns, will have reduced overall revenues and margins since the beginning of the year.

15 October 2019

Milk processing capability in Wales has fallen, leading to an increase in milk transported to England for processing

9 October 2019

The UK government announced revisions to the temporary tariff schedule which will apply to imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Further import tariffs have been announced for some cheeses, although the rates have not increased.

9 October 2019

Cheddar prices have been stable, but whey prices are down, affecting processor returns for cheese

4 October 2019

UK butter and cheese exports to the US will face higher tariffs from 18 October, following the announcement that the US can apply up to $7.5 billion of retaliatory tariffs a year on products imported from the EU.

25 September 2019

The latest GB milk production forecast puts expected volumes for 2019/20 at 12.58bn litres.

11 September 2019

Limited growth in milk supplies in the second half of the year points to relatively stable dairy markets at home and abroad.

5 September 2019

high production is weighing on farmgate milk prices, especially for those supplying the liquid market

4 September 2019

Silage stocks are sitting pretty this year, according to feedback at AHDB’s latest milk forecasting forum. After the difficulties of last year’s hot, dry summer, grass growing conditions have, in general, been significantly better in 2019.

28 August 2019

The GB milking herd has continued to shrink, according to the latest data from BCMS.

21 August 2019

Over the next decade, global consumption of fresh and processed dairy products is expected to increase by 2.1% and 1.5% a year respectively. Rising consumption in developing countries is expected to drive most of this growth.

14 August 2019

Raw milk supplies in the EU have seen limited growth so far in 2019. The total volume of milk deliveries in the 12-months to May 2019 was 0.2% higher, and 0.5% higher in terms of solids. The impact on availability of dairy products however has varied.

13 June 2019

The potential impact of African Swine Fever on dairy demand in China

5 June 2019

The GB milking herd has been reducing since 2015, but the move towards beef inseminations from 2015/16 exacerbated the situation.

16 May 2019

A look at the dairy markets and where they might go next

18 April 2019

Could the UK be self sufficient in mozzarella if trade is disrupted under a no-deal scenario?

4 April 2019

In a no-deal, the UK would face a tariff on butter exports sent to the EU. This would make the majority of UK butter uncompetitive on EU markets.

28 March 2019

Our survey of major milk buyers suggests there are currently around 8,850 dairy producers in GB.

21 March 2019

Following the UK Government’s no-deal import tariff announcement last week, we take a closer look at what the changes might mean for UK dairy trade.

12 March 2019

We look at how the cheddar industry has moved on over the last two years in preparation for Brexit.

9 January 2019

There are a number of conflicting dynamics playing out in the dairy markets at the moment.