UK Milk Composition

Published 2 November 17

Butterfat

  • In September 2017 UK milk butterfat levels stood at 4.10%, an increase of 0.01 percentage points compared with September 2016.
  • Compared with the previous month this was an increase of 0.08 percentage points.
  Butterfat (%) Cumulative butterfat (%)
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Apr 4.01 4.02 4.16 4.06 4.01 4.02 4.16 4.06
May 3.90 3.91 3.99 3.97 3.95 3.97 4.07 4.02
Jun 3.84 3.90 3.94 3.96 3.92 3.94 4.03 4.00
Jul 3.84 3.83 3.94  3.96  3.90 3.92 4.01 3.99
Aug 3.92 3.99 3.98 4.02 3.90 3.93 4.00 3.99
Sep 3.97 4.03 4.09  4.10  3.91 3.95 4.02  4.01 
Oct 4.08 4.12 4.18   3.94 3.97 4.04  
Nov 4.11 4.15 4.25   3.96 3.99 4.07  
Dec 4.10 4.13 4.19   3.97 4.01 4.08  
Jan 4.07 4.15 4.12   3.98 4.02 4.08  
Feb 4.09 4.18 4.13   3.99 4.04 4.09  
Mar 4.10 4.20 4.12   4.00 4.05 4.09  
Ave. 4.00 4.05 4.09          


* The latest month's data are provisional

Figures in the tables are rounded up or down, so reported values in the text may differ to the table.

Source: DEFRA

 

UK Milk Composition Butterfat

Protein

Average UK milk protein content for September 2017 stood at 3.35%, an increase of 0.05 percentage points compared with the previous month and an increase of 0.03 percentage points compared with September 2016. For more information on protein and butterfat levels click here.

Protein (%) 
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
April 3.27 3.29 3.27 3.29
May 3.25 3.31 3.28 3.28
Jun 3.24 3.30 3.23 3.24
Jul 3.23 3.31 3.22  3.24 
Aug 3.27 3.31 3.25  3.30 
Sep 3.33 3.44 3.32  3.35 
Oct 3.34 3.41 3.38  
Nov 3.33 3.36 3.39  
Dec 3.31 3.32 3.36  
Jan 3.28 3.28 3.28  
Feb 3.27 3.28 3.27  
Mar 3.28 3.29 3.26  
Ave. 3.28 3.33 3.29  

* The latest month's data are provisional

Source: DEFRA

UK Milk Composition Protein