Milk to feed price ratio relaunched

Published 14 February 18

AHDB’s milk to feed price ratio (MFPR) has been relaunched, following previous issues with data, with the latest figure being the highest seen. This has been driven by farmgate price increases.

Farmgate prices have increased 5ppl (nearly 20%), in the past 6 months, while the concentrate feed price increased around £1.5/tonne (1%). 

milk to feed price ratio graph

However, farmgate price reductions at the start of 2018 will likely see the downward pressure applied to MFPR.