UK farmgate milk prices
Updated 6 January 2022
These prices represent the average price paid by dairies for all milk purchased in the month. The survey used to collect this information covers approximately 90% of all milk purchased from farms in the UK.
Overview: October 2021
The UK average milk price for October 2021 was announced by Defra as being 32.55ppl,up 0.98ppl (3.1%) on the previous month.
The average price paid for milk in NI, in October, was 33.80ppl, 4.6% higher than the average paid in GB.
Prices paid on non-aligned contracts were 0.46ppl below those for aligned contracts in October.
- The GB 5-year average price was 29.18ppl in October, up 5.5% from the same the month in 2020, when it was 27.67ppl, showing the relative stability of the 5-year average over the year.
The Defra average farmgate price is a weighted average calculated from information collected on total value and volumes of purchased milk in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
For information on representative prices paid to producers by individual milk buyers, please refer to the AHDB Milk Price Calculator.
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