Milk price for June 2023 will decrease by 1.78ppl (2.0€c/kg) for conventional and 0.89ppl (1.0€c/kg) for organic milk.
From 1st June 2023, the Arla on-account price for conventional milk will decrease by 1.78ppl (2.0 €c/kg). The on-account price for organic milk will decrease by 0.89ppl (1.0 €c/kg).
This means the UK manufacturing price for conventional and organic milk will be 35.21ppl and 40.88ppl respectively.
Arla Foods amba board director, and Arla farmer, Arthur Fearnall, said: “Global milk supply continues to grow, though at a slower pace than in recent months. The retail sector is under pressure as consumers continue to buy less and cheaper dairy products due to the cost of living crisis. The foodservice sector is also impacted by consumers holding back and is not yet back to pre-pandemic levels. Commodity markets are stabilising and retailers have started to adjust prices. The outlook is stable as the market is finding its balance. Consumer purchasing power will increase as inflation softens and wage increases kick-in. However, uncertainty remains to future purchasing behaviour.”
Paul Savage, Agriculture Director for Arla UK continues: “Our farmer owners are still facing historically high on farm costs and as cooperative business we continue to support our farmer owners to deliver sustainable and nutritious dairy products. However, last week’s ONS* figures were a welcome relief and while the squeeze on consumer expenditure will continue, it is positive to see the market move towards stabilisation.”
Notes to editors
*The Office for National Statistics: https://news.sky.com/story/significant-easing-of-inflation-as-energy-costs-stabilise-latest-ons-figures-show-12887613
Notes to editor
- Arla farmers are paid on constituents via a manufacturing schedule. For ease of comparison, the liquid price is 35.54ppl for conventional milk and 40.14ppl for organic milk, based on 4% fat and 3.3% protein.
- Manufacturing price based on every other day collection, top quality, one million litres, 4.2% butterfat, 3.4% protein.