Milk price changes

Updated 6 August 2020

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


Announced milk price changes were mixed in August. Contracts aligned to retailers were mostly held with a few price decreases, for those linked to cost of production, in the range of -0.08 to -0.29ppl. Meanwhile, non-aligned contracts had a roughly even split between held prices and price increases. For those companies included in the AHDB milk price changes table, these increases were in the range of +0.20 to +1.25ppl. We have also been informed that Medina are increasing their price by 1.5ppl in August.

Looking ahead, Medina and Barber’s Cheesemakers have both announced a 1ppl price increase for September, while Crediton Dairy (liquid) will be holding their price. Saputo Dairy UK has also announced a price hold in September, however, Dairy Crest Direct (DCD) were not in agreement with this, meaning DCD members could invoke a shortened notice period if desired.

After the turmoil seen in the spring following lockdown, the price increases announced for July and August have, for several companies, partially or completely offset the price reductions made a few months ago.

Please download the dataset below to view the most recently announced milk price changes.

Additional information

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

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