Glanbia announces September milk price

Glanbia has become the latest processor to announce its September milk price today (Friday, October 12).

The processor will pay its member milk suppliers 32c/L including VAT for September manufacturing milk supplies at 3.6% butterfat and 3.3% protein.

This is unchanged from the August price paid to members.

Glanbia chairman Martin Keane said: “In a year that has been extremely challenging from a weather perspective; September conditions were ideal for milk production.

“Our milk supply for the month was very strong compared to the same month last year.

“Favourable weather and supplementary feeding has also boosted milk constituents, resulting in an actual average payment for milk this month of 38.35 cent per litre.

However, this surge in milk supply has coincided with a very strong start to the New Zealand milk production season, with a cumulative 15% drop in the GDT price index since June resulting in reduced forecast milk prices.

“It should also be noted that there has been a rapid decline in European butter markets, with Dutch Dairy Board reported prices down from €6,100 per tonne in June to €4,700 per tonne this week.

“The board will continue to monitor developments closely on a monthly basis,” Keane concluded.

Lakeland milk price

This follows the news yesterday that Lakeland Dairies has held its milk price but introduced a lactose bonus.

Lakeland suppliers will be paid 32.78c/L including VAT for September milk supplies.

A lactose bonus of 0.28c/L will also apply for September milk, bringing the effective milk price to 33.06c/L including VAT.