Market Information

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

Key statisticsValuePercentage ChangesNext update
(Week Commencing)
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Dec 2017 31.66ppl -0.9% (mom) 19/02/2018
UK Monthly Milk Production - Dec 2017 1,212m litres +3.9% (yoy) 19/02/2018
AMPE - Jan 2018 24.0ppl -9% (mom) 26/02/2018
MCVE - Jan 2018 30.1ppl -6% (mom) 26/02/2018
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Jan 2018 £1,550/tonne -14% (mom) 26/02/2018
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Jan 2018 9.01ppl -14% (mom) 26/02/2018
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Jan 2018 57.01ppl 1.6% (mom) 12/03/2018
  • (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

  • Dairy inseminations continue to fall

    The proportion of artificial inseminations using dairy semen has been declining for a number of years. On the whole, this is offset by an increase in the use of sexed (sorted) semen, which helps to deliver a relatively stable flow of female calves for replacements. However, back in 2015/16 the use of sorted semen also reduced, mainly due to the poor financial situation at the time. 19 February 2018
  • Mandatory written contracts expected in dairy

    The Government has responded to the formal Call for Evidence, launched in October 2016, to explore the case for extending the remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator. 19 February 2018
  • Milk volume forecast impacted by 2015 inseminations

    AHDB expects milk volumes in the spring to reach levels close to, but slightly below those achieved in 2015. That was the conclusion from an industry milk forecasting forum organised by AHDB this week. 15 February 2018
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