Dairy cow in a shed© Tim Scrivener

First Milk will pay 1.22-1.41p/litre more for November milk, with further rises to come in December.

The co-op had initially forecast a minimum rise of 1p/litre for November.

It had also already announced a 5p/litre rise in its B price for the month, to 25p/litre.

This is paid on any volume produced above 90% of the previous year’s production for a given month.                     

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“Our next announcement will be towards the end of November when we finalise December A prices,” said chairman Clive Sharpe.

“Our current forecast is that all pools will see a minimum of a 1p/litre increase for December.”

First Milk A and B milk prices by pool

Milk pool

November   A price increase (p/litre)

November B Price increase

(p/litre)

November A price (90%)

(p/litre)

November B price (10%)

(p/litre)

Scottish Mainland

1.22

5.00

21.24

25.00

Lake District

1.33

5.00

22.211

25.00

Midlands & East Wales

1.41

5.00

20.60

25.00

Haverfordwest

1.33

5.00

23.111,2

25.00

1 Net of average transport adjustment

2 Includes Tesco cheese group payment estimated at 0.78p/litre for November