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UK Milk Statistics


28 November 2013

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

This release shows the latest information on average farm gate milk prices and the butterfat and protein content of UK produced milk.
UK Milk Statistics Reports

Key points

The key results for October 2013 are given below:

  • Further increases in prices paid to milk producers by several dairies have resulted in another record high UK average farm gate milk price of 33.5 pence per litre (at current prices), a 15% increase on the October 2012 price.
  • The average butterfat content of UK milk was 4.08 per cent, 2.6% lower than a year earlier in October 2012 (4.19 per cent).
  • The average protein content of UK milk was 3.31 per cent, slightly lower than a year earlier in October 2012 (3.33 per cent).

Section 1: United Kingdom farm gate milk price

Table 1 shows the monthly average farm gate milk prices for the last 13 months, along with historical annual averages (at actual prices). Monthly comparisons between years can be seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1: United Kingdom farm gate milk price

November 2013

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