• July Direct Milk DPO Newsletter includes latest NO CHANGE in pricing for August. Retail supplement payments from Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons continue to provide an extremely valuable contribution to support farmer payments – ‘thank you’. Early expectations for June supplies paid July is that the retail combined supplement will rise to c. 3p/l – confirmation of exact position early in July.

    Also reported: significant turnaround in dairy market sentiment, and falling production (in the UK by -2.6million litres/day vs June 2015). Dairy markets for cream, butter, SMP and mild cheddar all increased during June (source AHDB Dairy), plus AMPE improved by +2.10p/l and dairy futures results to August 2017 have all increased yet again.   Click on the link for more details, and for the futures tab for latest futures prices.