August milk price increase


First Milk has confirmed that its A prices will rise by between 0.5ppl and 0.9ppl for August due to increased market returns tracked by their basket mechanisms.

The farmer co-operative see the market continuing to strengthen and expect to reflect further upward movement in September.

Earlier this month First Milk wrote to their members detailing plans to discontinue A&B pricing and introduce a Production Bonus from September. August is therefore the last month where the B price is payable and this remains at 25ppl.

First Milk's new CEO Shelagh Hancock will lead farm roadshows across the UK during August where she will give members an update on business progress. The roadshows will also feature Sean Rickard, chair of First Milk's Member Council, who will be sharing his thoughts on Brexit and implications for agriculture.

August milk prices
Pool August increase August pool price
Midlands and East Wales 0.9ppl 26.70ppl
Scotland 0.9ppl 26.39ppl
Haverfordwest 0.5ppl 27.77ppl (incl. Tesco supplement)
Lake District 0.5ppl 26.98ppl

First Milk is the UK's only major dairy company 100% owned by British farmers. It supplies a wide range of dairy products and dairy ingredients to customers in both national and international markets including block cheeses, raw milk, butter, skimmed milk powder & whey proteins. It is headquartered in Glasgow with four manufacturing sites across England, Scotland and Wales.