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The Dairy Market Report - 19th March 2012
Posted by The Dairy Group - 19/03/12 02:27PM

In this article you will view this weeks Dairy Group Dairy Market Report .  This report can be viewed in our News system or by document download      

 

UK milk production: The UK unadjusted production in February of 1020 million litres (leap year adjusted) was 3 million litres (0.3%) below last year and 122 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The February butterfat was 4.13%, which was 4 points above last year. The UK annual rolling production to February 2012 has decreased to 13,425 million litres, which was 1569 million litres (10.5%) below quota. The 12 month rolling butterfat increases to 4.06%, which is 9 points above the UK butterfat base of 3.97%, which reduces the under production by 217 million litres to 1352 million litres (9.0%) below quota.

 

MAIZE SEED

Prices from £55/acre (45,000 seeds/acre) for NIAB first choice varieties, including Mesurol seed dressing. A wide range of varieties from maturity class 6 to 12. Cruiser & Poncho seed dressings must be ordered by mid February.

 

GRASS SEED

Prices from £37/acre (14kg mixture). Five mixtures available for most situations. Special mixtures available on request.

 

MINERALS

Prices from £399/t for our high quality dairy mineral with discounts for larger orders. There are 10 different mixes available (plus 4 organic) to cover the majority of situations including minerals for youngstock, beef and sheep.

DAIRY COMPOUND FEED

You can save up to 20% on the price of your dairy cake by joining one of our feed groups. We typically specify six high quality dairy cakes with a minimum 13 ME. Our group cakes are randomly sampled and independently analysed to ensure they achieve our high quality specification. Ring the Taunton office for more details.

PROTECTED FATS & STRAIGHTS

We can source a range of straights (urea, limestone flour, magnesium chloride, etc.) and the following fats at very competitive rates:

C16 100% fat; 85% C16 fat:

Calcium soap 84% fat; 32 MJ/kg DM.

 

MILK QUOTA

 

       

DATE

CLEAN PPL

USED PPL 

LEASE PPL

19th March

0.27

N/A

0.07

12th March

0.43

N/A

0.07

October   5th March 55th March

0.33

N/A

0.07

27th February

0.24

N/A

0.07

Today’s Best Deals –  Lease:  4.24% B/F @ 0.10ppl 4.06% B/F @ 0.10pl

Purchase: 3.99% B/F @ 0.25ppl 3.90% B/F @ 0.25ppl       

Lease: The leasing price has increased to 0.10ppl for 4% fat, with best buys at 0.10ppl for 4.24% fat.

Purchase: The purchase price has reduced to 0.27ppl for 4% fat, with more lots available. Best buys at 0.25ppl for 3.99% fat.



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