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The Dairy Market Report - 18th March 2013
Posted by The Dairy Group - 19/03/13 12:53PM

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 January of 1059 million litres was 59 million litres (5.3%) below last year and 207 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The January butterfat was 4.11%, which was 3 points below last year. The UK annual rolling production to January 2013 has decreased to 13,102 million litres, which was 2,043 million litres (13.5%) 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 236 million litres to 1,807 million litres (11.9%) below quota.


GRASS SEED – NEW 2013 season

Prices from £44/acre (14kg mixture). Five mixtures available for most situations. Special mixtures available on request.


MAIZE SEED – NEW 2013 season

Prices from £56/acre (45,000 seeds/acre) for NIAB first choice varieties, including Mesurol seed dressing. A wide range of varieties from maturity class 7 to 12. Cruiser & Poncho seed dressings must be ordered by mid February.



Prices from £390/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.




18th March 0.08
11th March 0.10
4th March 0.11
25th February 0.11

Best buys:   4.52% B/F @ 0.10ppl   3.96% B/F @ 0.08ppl


The quota available to buy has reduced from last week to 0.08ppl for 4% fat, with the best buys at 0.10ppl for 4.52% fat & 0.08ppl for 3.96% fat.


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