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INTEL Report - 13th June 2011
Posted by The Dairy Group - 13/06/11 02:04PM

In this article you will view this weeks Dairy Group Intel Report .  This report can be viewed in our News system or by document download.  

UK milk production ~ The UK unadjusted production in May of 1245 million litres was just 2 million litres (0.2%) above last year and 168 million litres below The Dairy Group quota profile. The May butterfat was 3.91%, which was 11 points above last year. The UK annual rolling production to May 2011 has increased to 13,391 million litres, which was 1456 million litres (9.8%) below quota. The 12 month rolling butterfat adjustment has increased by 1 point to 3.97% fat which is the same as the UK butterfat base. UK production was running at 4.6% above last year since May 2010 to April 2011, but the increase in May dropped dramatically, which would appear to be a drought effect.

 

NVZ MANAGER & slurry storage

By 30th April the livestock records and N loading should be completed for 2010, together with the calculation of slurry storage and production. 5 months slurry storage should be in place by 1st January 2012. Our NVZ Manager service aims to give you peace of mind and to reduce the chance of not meeting Cross Compliance rules resulting in a Single Farm Payment penalty. Ring 01823 444488.

Grass seed

Our 2011 seed mixtures are now available, with 5 conventional mixtures from £29 per acre (14kg).

MINERALS

Prices from £403/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.

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.

SEMEN & BULL SELECTOR

The Dairy Group Top 20 bulls are on line at decision support on www.dairy-mci.com. You can now select on sexed semen. Enter your own breeding requirements and the Bull Selector will list your best value for money bulls. We can then help you to source the semen at a competitive price.

DAIRY COMPOUND FEED ~ conventional and organic

You can save up to 20% 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.

MILK QUOTA

 

DATE

CLEAN PPL

USED PPL

LEASE PPL

6th June

0.57

0.55

0.10

31st May

0.57

0.55

0.10

23rd May

0.57

N/A

0.10

16th May

0.46

N/A

0.10 

 

 

DATE

CLEAN PPL

USED PPL

LEASE PPL

13th June

0.58

N/A

0.07

6th June

0.57

0.55

0.10

31st May

0.57

0.55

0.10

23rd May

0.57

N/A

0.10 

Today’s Best Deals –  Lease:  3.85% B/F @ 0.01ppl 4.24% B/F @ 0.10ppl

                               Purchase: 3.92% B/F @ 0.50ppl 4.09% B/F @ 0.60ppl

        

Lease: The leasing price remains similar to last week at 0.07ppl for 4% fat, with best buys at 0.01ppl for 3.85% fat.

Purchase: The purchase price remains similar to last week at 0.58ppl for 4% fat, with lower fat lots at 0.50ppl



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