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Milk Price Calculator

Welcome to the AHDB Dairy Milk Price Calculator (MPC). The calculator can be used to help you achieve the best milk price possible. By inputting farm-specific data, it provides a way to see where changes can be made to improve the milk price on your current contract.

It also allows for a comparison of prices across a range of contracts, either based on your own specific milk profile or the AHDB Dairy standard litre (see Milk composition details below).

This can be used in conjunction with the Milk Forecasting Calculator to see how changes to herd size, yields or calving patterns will impact your business.

If you are new to the MPC, see our short video on the right or download the Instructions above.

For technical help or to report issues with the Milk Price Calculator, email Datum or call 024 7647 8847

Milk contracts are provided to AHDB on a voluntary basis. If you would like to see your milk contract in the AHDB Milk Price Calculator, please contact your milk buyer to request their inclusion. All contract information provided to AHDB is treated in the strictest confidence and is not shared outside of AHDB.

Contract Name December (ppl) Annual (ppl)
Aligned Liquid Milk Contracts
Arla Foods - Sainsburys
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* There will be a deduction for balancing costs on all litres above BADP in line with the milk balancing scheme

26.85 26.65
Müller Direct Milk - M&S (Profile)
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* Does not include 'White Gold Service' reward of 0.25ppl~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for six consecutive months~* Milk prices listed above will vary according to the amount of milk that is required by each retailer; additional milk will be paid for at the standard liquid milk contract price; the milk price above assumes that all litres produced are sold into the dedicated milk pools

30.03 29.59
Müller Direct Milk - M&S (Seasonal)
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* Does not include 'White Gold Service' reward of 0.25ppl~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for 6 consecutive months~* Milk prices listed above will vary according to the amount of milk that is required by each retailer; the milk price above assumes that all litres produced are sold into the dedicated milk pools~* No price will be returned where the milk profile over the year is not level.

31.53 29.51
Müller Direct Milk - Sainsbury (Profile)
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* Does not include 'White Gold Service' reward of 0.25ppl~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for 6 consecutive months~* Milk prices listed above will vary according to the amount of milk that is required by each retailer; the milk price above assumes that all litres produced are sold into the dedicated milk pools~* No price will be returned where the milk profile over the year is not level.

27.45 27.01
Müller Direct Milk - Sainsbury (Seasonal)
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* Does not include 'White Gold Service' reward of 0.25ppl~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for six consecutive months~* Milk prices listed above will vary according to the amount of milk that is required by each retailer; additional milk will be paid for at the standard liquid milk contract price; the milk price above assumes that all litres produced are sold into the dedicated milk pools.

28.95 26.94
Müller Direct Milk - Waitrose (Profile)
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* Does not include 'White Gold Service' reward of 0.25ppl~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for six consecutive months~* Please note, price difference includes historical error which has now been corrected.~* No price will be returned where the milk profile over the year is not level.

30.75 30.31
Müller Direct Milk - Waitrose (Seasonal)
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* Does not include 'White Gold Service' reward of 0.25ppl~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for six consecutive months~* Please note, price difference includes historical error which has now been corrected.

32.25 30.23
Müller Milk Group - Booths
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not allow for forecasting and accuracy penalties

30.64 30.42
Müller Milk Group - Co-operative
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not allow for forecasting and accuracy penalties

25.67 25.44
Müller Milk Group - M&S
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not allow for forecasting and accuracy penalties or Health and Welfare Farm Standards penalty

28.81 28.56
Müller Milk Group - Sainsbury
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not allow for forecasting and accuracy penalties

27.17 26.94
Müller Milk Group - Tesco
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not allow for forecasting and accuracy penalties~* Milk will be rejected for bactoscan values (geometric av. of 2 months) greater than 50,000 or SCC values (Geometric av. of 3 months) greater than 250,000.

28.55 28.47
Standard liquid Milk Contracts
Crediton Dairy 26.38 25.83
Müller Direct Milk - Core Formula (Profile)
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* Includes +0.19ppl premium only available for April 14 signed up commitments~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for six consecutive months~* No price will be returned where the milk profile over the year is not level.

30.23 29.79
Müller Direct Milk - Core Formula (Seasonal)
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* Includes +0.19ppl premium only available for April 14 signed up commitments~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for six consecutive months

31.73 29.72
Müller Direct Milk - Liquid (Profile)
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* Does not include 'White Gold Service' reward of 0.25ppl~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for six consecutive months~* No price will be returned where the milk profile over the year is not level.

24.56 24.12
Müller Direct Milk - Liquid (Seasonal)
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* Does not include 'White Gold Service' reward of 0.25ppl~* Includes supreme bonus of 0.10ppl payable if milk meets the specified standards for six consecutive months

26.06 24.05
Müller Milk Group - Formula
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not allow for forecasting and accuracy penalties

21.59 21.37
Müller Milk Group - Partnership
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not allow for forecasting and accuracy penalties

24.24 24.01
Pensworth
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* Penalties incurred for a Bactoscan figure over 76,000 and Somatic Cell Count over 301,000 will double each subsequent month levels are within the bands.

22.95 22.81
UK Arla Farmers Liquid
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* Please note a charge of £20 per additional collection is applicable if every day collection is required where volumes are below 11,000 kg/day (~10,784 litres/day)

23.84 23.20
Standard Manufacturing Contracts
Arla Direct Manufacturing
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* Please note a charge of £20 per additional collection is applicable if every day collection is required where volumes are below 11,000 kg/day (~10,784 litres/day)

22.05 21.44
Barber A.J & R.G
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not include temperature penalty of 2ppl~* Milk will be rejected for bactoscan values (geometric av. of 2 months) greater than 100,000 or SCC values (Geometric av. of 3 months) greater than 400,000.

26.96 26.47
Dale Farm - GB 25.60 25.37
Dale Farm - NI 27.08 26.74
Glanbia - Llangefni
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Does not include 'Autumn/Winter Extra Bonus' of 2.50ppl which is based on volumes above previous year's production paid monthly from October 2016 to January 2017 to all suppliers~* Seasonality deduction for overproduction between April and June is capped at 4.2ppl

25.27 24.27
Lactalis - Caledonian Cheese 25.25 24.85
Lactalis - Caledonian Cheese (Profile) 26.00 25.56
Lactalis - Caledonian Cheese (Seasonal) 26.95 25.06
Parkhams Farms
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* Collection is charged at £1.50 per mile away from the dairy per collection, minimum collection charge of £10 per collection included within calculated price only.

29.00 28.08
Pattemores Dairy Ingredients
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* Does not include location bonus of 0.25ppl (<5 mile radius of dairy)

25.26 24.91
South Caernarfon Creameries
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* Standard seasonality included within calculated price~* Other seasonality options available

26.94 24.52
UK Arla Farmers Manufacturing
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*New contract as of 1 January 2016 with prices converted from pence per kg~* Does not include the forecasted 13th payment of approximately 0.73ppl from 1 February 2016 or independent collection premium~* Please note a charge of £20 per additional collection is applicable if every day collection is required where volumes are below 11,000 kg/day (~10,784 litres/day)

24.22 23.56
Wensleydale Creamery 25.41 24.99
Wyke Farms
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* Seasonality included within calculated price~* includes 0.50ppl bonus paid to all producers who supply regular production forecast information

27.30 26.88
A&B Contracts
First Milk - Haverfordwest (A&B Comp)
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* A transport adjustment will be applied for each supplying farm based on the distance from the local first Milk creamery. An average haulage adjustment in the Haverfordwest milk field is included in the price at 0.64ppl~* A charge of £10 per additional collection is applicable if every day collection is required and monthly production average is less than 3,500 litres/day~* From October 2016 a penalty of 0.50ppl will be applied if the monthly average protein is below 3.10%

25.22 24.85
First Milk - Lake District Cheese (A&B Comp)
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* A transport adjustment will be applied for each supplying farm based on the distance from the local first Milk creamery. An average haulage adjustment in the Haverfordwest milk field is included in the price at 0.64ppl~* A charge of £10 per additional collection is applicable if every day collection is required and monthly production average is less than 3,500 litres/day~* From October 2016 a penalty of 0.50ppl will be applied if the monthly average protein is below 3.10%

24.22 23.84
First Milk - Midlands & East Wales (A&B Bal)
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* A charge of £10 per additional collection is applicable if every day collection is required and monthly production average is less than 3,500 litres/day

23.05 22.96
First Milk - Scottish Mainland (A&B Bal)
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* A charge of £10 per additional collection is applicable if every day collection is required and monthly production average is less than 3,500 litres/day

23.17 23.08
Freshways
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Milk may be rejected where SCC levels (3 month average) are greater than 400,000 or Bactoscan levels (3 month average) are greater than 100,000.

25.07 25.22