DFB Reaches 23.5ppl

UK - Dairy Farmers of Britain has announced milk price increases for conventional, Channel Islands and organic.
calendar icon 1 October 2007
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Dairy Farmers of Britain has announced increases in the price paid for milk supplied by its conventional, Channel Islands and Organic milk producing members.

Suppliers of conventional milk will receive a price increase of 2.45 pence per litre (ppl), whilst suppliers of Channel Islands milk will receive a 2.15ppl increase and Organic suppliers an increase of 4.25ppl. These increases will be paid out as a flat rate adjustment on all litres consigned.

The 2.45ppl price rise for conventional milk takes DFB’s headline price for liquid milk to 23.5ppl*. However, this price does not take into account the addition of seasonality bonus payments throughout the autumn months, which will increase the milk price received by the majority of DFB’s members.

This latest price rise reflects DFB’s commitment to pass back the increased returns that are being received from the marketplace to its members as soon as possible. It is the fifth consecutive monthly increase and DFB remains firmly of the view that further increases will follow throughout the coming months as we secure additional price rises from our customers.

In addition to this, DFB has also announced a change to its somatic cell count (SCC) schedules for conventional and Channel Islands milk (DFB’s Organic schedule remains unaffected). This change, which takes effect from October 1, 2007 means that the penalties imposed on milk in the 251-300 SCC range are being reduced. This reflects a marketplace which is no longer quite so sensitive towards this level of SCC due to shortening milk supplies.

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