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This section delivers a variety of dairy industry data, analysis and information to inform dairy related businesses.

The challenges many dairy farmers face as a consequence of the current milk price and market volatility are of great concern. AHDB Dairy provides a range of tools and resources to help dairy farmers make informed business decisions during these challenging times #Decisions4Dairy. 
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Key statisticsValuePercentage ChangesNext update
(Week Commencing)
UK Monthly Milk Production - April 2016 1,249m litres -3.4% (yoy) 03/07/2016
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - May 2016 44.30ppl 4.7% (mom) 04/07/2016
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Apr 2016 21.59ppl -3% (mom) 27/06/2016
UK Cream Wholesale Price - May 2016 £860/tonne +8% (mom) 27/06/2016
AMPE 2014 - May 2016 16.8ppl +9% (mom) 27/06/2016
MCVE 2014 - May 2016 16.6ppl +5% (mom) 27/06/2016
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - May 2016 4.99ppl +8% (mom) 27/06/2016
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

Interactive milk price calculator

The AHDB Dairy Interactive Milk Price Calculator has been created as an online tool to assist farmers in achieving the best milk price possible. By inputting your own data it is possible to produce a calculation specific to your dairy farming business

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Latest News & Analysis

  • UK's vote to leave the EU

    “Following the results of the EU referendum showing a decision to leave the EU, AHDB CEO Jane King has released a statement that can be found here. In the statement she said “The AHDB focus remains unaffected by the decision to leave the EU - to equip levy payers with the tools to become more competitive and sustainable.” Further information and analysis on the implications of today’s decision will be published over the coming weeks by AHDB. 24 June 2016
  • Dairy stocks a critical element of market recovery

    Signs of a rebalancing of global dairy markets are becoming more evident, with forecasts suggesting milk production is moving more in line with demand levels. However, as pointed out at the recent IFCN conference, the sheer volume of dairy product stocks being held will play a big role in how long it takes for prices to change direction. 22 June 2016
  • EU milk production rate of growth slows in April

    The EU Commission has just released milk production figures for April, which show the EU-28 produced 437m litres of milk per day in the month. This was 5m litres per day more than April last year, although that only equates to a year-on-year increase of 1.1%. Between October 2015 and March 2016, the EU-28 was running 5% up on the previous year. 21 June 2016
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