Town of Monaghan follows Lakeland, Kerry, Glanbia with July price cut

Town of Monaghan co-op has announced that it has cut its July milk price by 1c/L to 35.5c/L. This follows on from the Glanbia, Lakeland and Kerry also cutting their July milk prices.

Lakeland Dairies confirmed that its 1c/L price cut brings its base milk price for the month of July to 36c/L inc.Vat.

This follows the Board of Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited deciding on a 2c/L reduction to the base manufacturing milk price for the month of July to 35.24c/L inc. Vat.’ Ireland’s largest milk processor, Glanbia, had held the milk price in June at 37c/L following a previous 2c cut for May supplies. Kerry Group has cut its July milk price by 2c/L from 37c/L to 35c/L.

Aurivo held its July milk price.

The Irish Dairy Board’s (IDB) Production Price Index (PPI) for July was down 2.79% on the June return and is now at its lowest level in 14 months.

The Index is now trending downward with falls in the last five months totalling over 9%. This follows on from a fantastic 2013 for dairy returns, with the Index having only fallen once in 2013. July’s result is also some 9% behind the same month last year. The June result comes on the back of prices paid at last week’s Fonterra dairy auction being down by 8.4%, compared with those recorded at the event held late July.

The IDB released its monthly PPI today and it showed a return value of 118.1, which indicates a 18.1% increase in market returns when compared to 2010.

January 2013 saw the Index at 111 and it then rose significantly over the spring and summer months peaking in September at 133.7. It is now 12% of that high.

The PPI is a rolling monthly indicator of market returns on primary dairy products sold by the IDB, typically butter, cheese, whole milk powder and protein products, relative to comparable returns generated in the base year of 2010.

IDB index