UK farmgate milk prices

Updated 22 November 2021

These prices represent the average price paid by dairies for all milk purchased in the month. The survey used to collect this information covers approximately 90% of all milk purchased from farms in the UK.

Overview: September 2021

  • The UK average milk price for September 2021 was announced by Defra as being 31.72ppl, up 0.45ppl (1.4%) on the previous month.
  • The average price paid for milk in NI, in September, was 31.50ppl, 0.8% lower than the average paid in GB.
  • Prices paid on non-aligned contracts were 0.50ppl below those for aligned contracts in September.
  • The GB 5-year average price was 29.05ppl in September, up 5.3% from the same the month in 2020, when it was 27.58ppl, showing the relative stability of the 5-year average over the year.
Table of UK, GB and NI farmgate milk prices

Graph of GB farmgate milk prices

Additional information

The Defra average farmgate price is a weighted average calculated from information collected on total value and volumes of purchased milk in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

For information on representative prices paid to producers by individual milk buyers, please refer to the AHDB Milk Price Calculator.

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UK farmgate prices

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