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Dairy Market Report 10th April 2012
Posted by The Dairy Group - 11/04/12 11:25AM

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 March of 1221 million litres was 54 million litres (4.7%) above last year and 79 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The March butterfat was 4.10%, which was 2 points above last year. The UK annual rolling production to March 2012 has increased to 13,479 million litres (leap year adjusted), which was 1516 million litres (10.1%) below quota. The 12 month rolling butterfat remains at 4.06%, which is 9 points above the UK butterfat base of 3.97%, which reduces the under production by 218 million litres to 1298 million litres (8.7%) below quota. There has been a marked increase in March 2012 milk production, which most likely reflects the early turnout and good grazing conditions during the month.

 

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.

 

GRASS SEED

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

 

MINERALS

Prices from £407/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

10th April

0.50

N/A

N/A

2nd April

N/A

N/A

0.10

October   5th March 526th March

0.28

N/A

0.10

19th March

0.27

N/A

0.07

Today’s Best Deals –Purchase:  4.15% B/F @ 0.50ppl 3.92% B/F @ 0.50pl        

Purchase: There is only a small volume of quota currently available to buy, with the price at 0.50ppl for 4% fat, with the best buy at 0.50ppl for 4.15% fat.



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