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UK Milk Statistics


30 August 2013

UK Milk Prices and Composition of Milk – July 2013UK Milk Prices and Composition of Milk – July 2013

This release shows the latest monthly information on the average UK farm gate milk prices and the UK average butterfat and protein of milk delivered to dairies.
UK Milk Statistics Reports

Key points

  • In July 2013 the UK average farm gate price of milk (excluding bonuses) was a record high of 31.37 pence per litre, 5.05 pence per litre higher than in July 2012.
  • In July 2013 the average butterfat content of UK milk was 3.81 per cent, compared with 3.94 per cent in July 2012.
  • In July 2013 the average protein content of UK milk was 3.19 per cent, compared with 3.20 per cent in July 2012.

Section 1: United Kingdom farm gate milk price

Table 1 shows UK average farm gate milk prices in pence per litre calculated from monthly surveys of milk purchasers conducted by Defra, RERAD Scotland and DARD Northern Ireland. Together these surveys account for approximately 90% of UK milk bought by milk purchasers this month. Monthly comparisons can be seen in Figure 1.



August 2013

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