Milk price changes

Updated 1 December 2023

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


December milk prices hold steady

December milk prices held steady for the most part, with the majority of processers announcing no change, the exception being those with retail aligned contracts. Waitrose made the largest announcement of the month, dropping their price by -0.75ppl. Sainsbury’s and Co-op saw more subdued declines, lowering their prices by -0.14ppl and -0.05ppl respectively. However, Tesco and M&S announced no change.

On non-aligned liquid contracts, all members of the AHDB league table held their prices meaning no change for Crediton, Freshways, Muller Direct, or Paynes Dairies.

Cheese contracts were in line with liquid contracts. After lowering prices last month, Saputo, Lactalis and First Milk have made no change for December. Wyke Farms, South Caernarfon Creameries, Belton Cheese, and Barbers all continue to hold on to their prices from October. Meanwhile, Leprino Food (formally Glanbia) are now on their seventh consecutive month of no price change, having last moved their milk price in May.

There were few announcements on manufacturing contracts this month. Pattemores Dairy Ingredients held onto their price from November while Arla UK made the only price increase of the month, up 0.89ppl.

Additional information

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

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