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The Dairt Market Report - 2nd September 2013
Posted by The Dairy Group - 02/09/13 11:32AM

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 July of 1142 million litres was 26 million litres (2.3%) above last year and 151 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The July butterfat was 3.81%, which was 13 points below last year. The UK annual rolling production to July 2013 has increased to 12,880 million litres, which was 2,340 million litres (15.4%) below quota. The 12 month rolling butterfat has reduced to 4.05%, which is 8 points above the UK butterfat base of 3.97%, which reduces the under production by 185 million litres to 2,155 million litres (14.2%) 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.


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.




2nd September 0.25
27th August 0.26
19th August 0.22
12th August 0.27

Best buy: 3.94% B/F @ 0.20ppl 4.15% B/F @ 0.25ppl



The quota available to buy is similar to last week at 0.25ppl for 4% fat, with the best buy at 0.20ppl for 3.94% fat.


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