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The Dairy Market Report - 7th January 2013
Posted by The Dairy Group - 07/01/13 03:33PM

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 November of 972 million litres was 63 million litres (6.1%) below last year and 188 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The November butterfat was 4.20%, which was 2 points above last year. The UK annual rolling production to November 2012 has decreased to 13,217 million litres, which was 1928 million litres (12.7%) below quota. The 12 month rolling butterfat remains at 4.08%, which is 11 points above the UK butterfat base of 3.97%, which reduces the under production by 262 million litres to 1666 million litres (11%) below quota. DairyCo forecast that UK milk production will remain 7.3% below last year for the rest of the winter, subject to the normal seasonal pattern.



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 December 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 and above 0 for lifespan and fertility). 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.




7th January 0.13
2nd January 0.13
17th December 0.11
10th December 0.11  

Best buys: 3.94% B/F @ 0.10ppl 4.34% B/F @ 0.15ppl       

The quota available to buy remains the same as last week at 0.13ppl for 4% fat, with the best buys at 0.10ppl for 3.94% fat & 0.15ppl for 4.34% fat.


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