UK, GB and NI Farmgate Prices

Published 30 November 17

The Defra average farmgate prices represents the average price paid by dairies for all milk purchased in the month. It is a weighted average calculated from information collected on total value and volumes of purchased milk in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The survey used to collect this information covers approximately 90% of all milk purchased from farms in the UK.

For information on representative prices paid to producers by individual milk buyers, please refer to the AHDB Milk Price Calculator.

  • The UK ‘all milk’ average price for October rose by 6.7% from September, to 32.34ppl.

The GB and NI milk prices will be updated in the week commencing 4 December 2017.

  • Prices paid on some manufacturing contracts have now surpassed prices paid on aligned contracts, which has eliminated the gap between aligned liquid contracts and others.
  • The 5-year average price reached 27.35ppl in September, when excluding the impact of aligned contracts.

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For more information on UK, GB and Northern Ireland prices click here.