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The Dairy Market Report - 1st October 2012
Posted by The Dairy Group - 02/10/12 11:45AM

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 August of 1063 million litres was 43 million litres (3.9%) below last year and 178 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The August butterfat was 3.99%, which was 1 point below last year. The UK annual rolling production to August 2012 has decreased to 13,394 million litres, which was 1750 million litres (11.6%) below quota. The 12 month rolling butterfat remains at 4.07%, which is 10 points above the UK butterfat base of 3.97%, which reduces the under production by 241 million litres to 1509 million litres (10%) below quota.


MINERALS ~ new prices

Prices from £402/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.


Holstein semen: Our analysis of the August 2012 bull proofs provides 80 bulls which meet our minimum criteria (PLI above £150, above 75% reliability, lower SCC, average or above for legs, feet & udder) with semen prices from £10/straw for conventional and £25/straw for sexed. Ring the office for more details or discuss with your consultant.



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


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.


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.



1st October 0.20
24th September 0.18
17th September 0.17
10th September 0.16 

Best buys: 3.87% B/F @ 0.15ppl 4.34% B/F @ 0.20ppl       

The quota available to buy remains similar to last week at 0.20ppl for 4% fat, with the best buys at 0.15ppl for 3.87% fat & 0.20ppl for 4.34% fat.



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