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 Milk Production - Feb 17 1,086m litres -2.0% (yoy) 01/05/2017
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Mar 2017 55.50ppl 0.4% (mom) 01/05/2017
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Feb 2017 27.46ppl +1.9% (mom) 24/04/2017
UK Cream Wholesale Price - May 2017 £1,960/tonne +13% (mom) 25/06/2017
AMPE - May 2017 31.0ppl +12% (mom) 25/06/2017
MCVE - May 2017 33.3ppl +5% (mom) 25/06/2017
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - May 2017 11.5ppl +13% (mom) 25/06/2017
  • (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

  • The opportunity for home grown dairy

    While the UK’s future trading arrangements remain uncertain, UK retailers and foodservice providers will be looking at the supply of their key dairy products. That uncertainty offers an opportunity for the UK dairy industry to replace some imported goods with its own domestic produce – but only if it is able to offer home-grown alternatives and can compete with other nations who will be vying for the same business. 26 May 2017
  • Could the UK get more from its whey?

    UK cheese makers’ are currently converting whey into a wide range of products, but could potentially add extra value by choosing those that command a higher premium. We recently showed how by-products now equate to more than 15% of the total income for a cheese maker. However, other whey options will be even more valuable. 25 May 2017
  • No surge in global milk supplies so far this year

    Global milk production has been tracking near usual levels for the first three months of 2017, and almost matched last year’s average daily production in March. 22 May 2017
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