The board of Lakeland Dairies met on Tuesday this week and has announced a 0.5c/l cut in price for July milk. The price is 29.2c/l, excluding VAT, for standard constituents of milk.

In Northern Ireland, a price of 25.25p/l will be paid for July supplies.

Commenting on the price, a co-op statement rewad: “The continued uncertainty in the global dairy markets has manifested itself more sharply in the last month, with butter prices in particular coming under severe pressure as demand slows.

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“Against the backdrop of weak demand for butter as well as Brexit uncertainty, geo-political trade tensions and significant euro-sterling fluctuations, Lakeland Dairies will continue to closely monitor the market in the weeks ahead.”

Glanbia

Lakeland is the second processor to set a price this month. On Monday, Glanbia announced a 1c/l cut to its price.

Member milk suppliers will receive 27.9c/l, excluding VAT, for milk supplied at 3.6% butterfat and 3.3% protein. A support bonus of 0.5c/l will continue to be paid for July milk supplies.

Ornua PPI

The Ornua purchase price index (PPI) for July 2019 fell to 104.0.

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This is a farmgate equivalent price of 29.31c/l excluding VAT, based on Ornua’s product purchase mix and assumed costs of 6.5c/l.

A spokesperson for Ornua said that the "adjustment for July reflects sharply weaker butter prices, partially offset by improved powder prices and flat returns for cheese".

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