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

AHDB Dairy are supporting your business during these challenging times by providing relevant resources, farming business templates, efficiency calculators and skills development packages. The practical assistance has been  developed to help your business work through difficult times and become more robust, for the longer term. It’s important to make use of all the resources available to you. 
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Key statisticsValuePercentage ChangesNext update
(Week Commencing)
UK Monthly Milk Production - Feb 2016 1,151m litres 5% (yoy) 02/05/2016
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Feb 2016 22.93ppl -1% (mom) 02/05/2016
AMPE 2014 - Apr 2016 15.5ppl 0% (mom) 23/05/2016
MCVE 2014 - Apr 2016 15.7ppl -3% (mom) 23/05/2016
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Apr 2016 £800/tonne -2% (mom) 23/05/2016
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Apr 2016 4.62ppl -3% (mom) 30/05/2016
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Apr 2016 42.33ppl 10% (mom) 05/06/2016
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

Milk price calculator

The AHDB Dairy Milk Price Calculator (MPC) is an online tool to assist farmers in achieving the best milk price possible. By inputting data specific to your farm, it provides a way to see where changes can be made to improve your milk price or to compare prices across a range of contracts.

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Latest News & Analysis

  • GDT suggests stalemate in the market?

    Since February of this year, weighted average prices for all products sold on the Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction have started to trade within a much narrower range between approximately $2,200 and $2,300 per tonne. 4 May 2016
  • Environmental restrictions to impact on Dutch production

    Dutch farm minister, Martijn van Dam, has warned dairy farmers in the Netherlands that they must reduce the size of their herds to meet EU phosphate limits. The environmental targets come into force from 1 January 2017 and it is estimated, in total, Dutch farmers will have to cull up to 100k cows in order to comply with the new rules. 4 May 2016
  • Global milk production shows bumpy decline

    Global milk production across the key dairy exporting nations fell between October 2015 and January 2016. 4 May 2016
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