UK, GB and NI Farmgate Prices

Published 8 September 17

The Defra average farmgate prices represents the average price paid by dairies for all milk purchased in the month. It is a weighted average calculated from information collected on total value and volumes of purchased milk in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The survey used to collect this information covers approximately 90% of all milk purchased from farms in the UK.

For information on representative prices paid to producers by individual milk buyers, please refer to the AHDB Milk Price Calculator.

  • Monthly farmgate milk prices moved up in July as rising market values for dairy products start to flow through the supply chain. 
  • The impact of retailer aligned contracts on the overall average milk price paid remains minimal, having been eroded by rising prices during autumn 2016.
  • The 5-year price trend is slightly lower than last year as it incorporates a smaller proportion of the high prices seen in 2012/13.

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For more information on UK, GB and Northern Ireland prices click here.