Northern Irish milk down 3ppl

By Olivia Cooper

MILK prices in Northern Ireland were over 3ppl down on last year at the United Dairy Farmers auction on 11 September.

The quarterly auction saw a massive 87 million litres sold at an average of 19.57ppl.

A spokesman for the co-op said that higher production and lower processed product values had put pressure on market levels.

“A few buyers from Scotland and England helped support the market – without them, prices may have fallen further,” he said.

Meanwhile, milk quota trade remains quiet in GB, with 4% butterfat sales making 15.5ppl and leasing steady at 0.75ppl.

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