• Direct Milk DPO again continues to welcome the combined retail supplementary payment to be paid within milk statements for September (issued October), this month increasing by +0.319p/l to +2.883p/litre. This payment will be applied to all litres supplied during September 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 September payment sees a welcome improvement vs the equivalent payment for August supplies, this largely a consequence of falling milk volumes supplied during the month. The peak month paid was for June supplies when +3.047p/l was paid.

    September standard liquid milk price paid to Direct Milk DPO members: @ 18.00p/l (milkprices.com) + retail supplement +2.883p/l = an effective milk price of 20.883p/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, and this latest payment marks the 12th consecutive retail supplement.