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The Dairy Market Report - 12th November 2012
Posted by The Dairy Group - 12/11/12 02:11PM

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 October of 993 million litres was 69 million litres (6.5%) below last year and 206 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The October butterfat was 4.20%, which was 7 points above last year.

The UK annual rolling production to October 2012 has decreased to 13,280 million litres, which was 1865 million litres (12.3%) below quota. The 12 month rolling butterfat has increased to 4.08%, which is 11 points above the UK butterfat base of 3.97%, which reduces the under production by 263 million litres to 1602 million litres (10.6%) 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.


You can save up to 10% 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.



5th November 0.12
29th October 0.12
22nd October 0.11
15th October 0.18

Best buys: 4.05% B/F @ 0.10ppl 4.34% B/F @ 0.15ppl       

The quota available to buy remains similar to last week at 0.15ppl for 4% fat, with the best buys at 0.10ppl for 4.05% fat & 0.15ppl for 4.34% fat.


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