• Significant momentum generated by UK dairy ingredient markets since the last milk price change was negotiated (in April) provides considerable optimism for future price improvement as soon as these enhanced returns feed through. The August Direct Milk DPO Newsletter reports on these latest market positions in detail (as substantiated by AHDB) and the standard contract price position to apply from 1st September.

    In addition, MM&I have confirmed that standard liquid prices for Direct Milk and MMG members will be equalised at the next price change.

    Retail supplement payments from Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons continue to provide an extremely valuable contribution to support farmer payments – ‘thank you’ all.

    Click on the link for far more price and market details, and for the “Futures” tab for the very latest Dairy Futures prices.