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

The challenges many dairy farmers face as a consequence of the current milk price and market volatility are of great concern. AHDB Dairy provides a range of tools and resources to help dairy farmers make informed business decisions during these challenging times #Decisions4Dairy. 
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Key statisticsValuePercentage ChangesNext update
(Week Commencing)
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Sep 2016 47.71ppl 5.0% (mom) 31/10/2016
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Aug 2016 21.34ppl +2.7% (mom) 24/10/2016
UK Monthly Milk Production - Aug 2016 1,125m litres -7.1% (yoy) 24/10/2016
AMPE - Sep 2016 28.5ppl +9.5% (mom) 23/10/2016
MCVE - Sep 2016 32.4ppl +15.6% (mom) 23/10/2016
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Sep 2016 10.00ppl +16.3% (mom) 23/10/2016
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Sep 2016 £1,710/tonne +16.3% (mom) 23/10/2016
  • (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

  • Milk to feed price ratio finally starting to rise

    Comparing feed prices to milk prices is another tool to indicate the financial pressures on farm. 19 October 2016
  • How might farms’ future plans affect GB’s milk profile?

    AHDB Dairy asked farmers about their upcoming milk production plans as part of its most recent Farmer Intentions Survey. Their combined responses suggest a decrease in GB milk production is expected over the next two years. 19 October 2016
  • Dealing with milk price volatility

    Recent analysis has shown there are stark differences in the level and stability of farmgate milk prices, depending on which market milk goes into. Knowing this can help farmers plan the level of market resilience required at farm level, as well as manage expectations around milk price movements. 18 October 2016
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