• Direct Milk DPO again continues to welcome the combined retail supplementary payment to be paid within milk statements for August (issued September), this month decreasing by -0.330p/l to +2.564p/litre. This payment will be applied to all litres supplied during August via standard contracts (not Formula or Specialist Pools).

    The amount paid via the retailer supplements varies each month dependent on the volumes of milk supplied by members vs.  sales to the three retailers concerned. The August payment will be the second to have recorded a month on month decrease since the supplementary payments commenced via October 2015 milk supplies. The peak month paid was for June supplies when +3.047p/l was paid, +0.483p/l above the payment for August. Traditionally, liquid milk sales reduce during August as a consequence of warmer weather (less hot drinks consumed) and this will have been a factor for this year.

    August standard liquid milk price paid to Direct Milk DPO members: @ 18.00p/l (milkprices.com) + retail supplement +2.564p/l = an effective milk price of 20.564p/l.

    Direct Milk DPO continues to express it’s very grateful thanks to retailers Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons who provide this extremely valuable support to our farmer members.