UK, GB and NI Farmgate Prices

Published 13 October 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.

  • The UK ‘all milk’ average price for August was up by 1.79ppl in the month, according to provisional Defra data. This is surprisingly high given the announced price changes for August and level of seasonality payments.
  • The rise in prices on commodity markets has meant prices paid for manufacturing milk are now approaching prices paid on aligned contracts, eroding the differential to just 0.15ppl.
  • The GB average ‘all milk’ price is now above the 5-year average.

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