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The Dairy Market Report - 15th July 2013
Posted by The Dairy Group - 15/07/13 02:35PM

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 June of 1173 million litres was 13 million litres (1.1%) below last year and 150 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The June butterfat was 3.84%, which was 9 points below last year. The UK annual rolling production to June 2013 has decreased to 12,851 million litres, which was 2,369 million litres (15.6%) 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 231 million litres to 2,138 million litres (14.0%) below quota.

 

MINERALS – new mineral tender and lower prices

Prices from £387/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.

 

GRASS SEED – NEW 2013 season

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

 

Holstein semen: Our analysis of the April bull proofs provides 93 bulls which meet our minimum criteria (PLI above £150, above 70% 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.

DAIRY COMPOUND FEED

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.

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
15th July 0.29
8th July 0.30
1st July 0.30
24th June 0.30

Best buy: 4.18% B/F @ 0.30ppl

      

The quota available to buy remains similar to last week at 0.29ppl for 4% fat, with the best buy at 0.30ppl for 4.18% fat.



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