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UK Farm Milk Prices Higher Than Last Year

29 October 2010

UK - In September 2010 the UK average farm gate price of milk (excluding bonuses) was 25.13 pence per litre, 1.08 pence per litre higher than in September 2009, according to the Department of Agriculture.

Section 1: UK farm gate milk price (pence per litre)

Table 1 shows average UK farm gate milk prices calculated from monthly surveys of milk purchasers conducted in England and Wales by Defra, in Scotland by RERAD and in Northern Ireland by DARD. These surveys together account for approximately 92 per cent of UK milk bought by milk purchasers this month.

Section 2: Composition of milk in the UK

Average butterfat and protein contents are derived from information provided by milk purchasers via the monthly returns to the Rural Payments Agency with additional protein data from Defra’s monthly survey of milk purchasers in England and Wales.

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