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    • peewhyeff
    • By peewhyeff 2nd Dec 17, 12:03 PM
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    Milk prices on the rise
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    Milk prices on the rise 2nd Dec 17 at 12:03 PM
    Usually pay £1 for 4 PTS but seems to have jumped up to £1.09 and £1.10 everywhere I've been this week,. EXCEPT ICELAND,. Still 99p in Iceland but for how long. 10% rise !
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    • redfox
    • By redfox 2nd Dec 17, 3:22 PM
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    It's apparently due to dairy closures so less being produced with a consequent shortage of supply.

    I still think it's far too low to give dairy farmers a decent price for their product and is almost certainly why dairies are closing already. That's going to have a knock on effect of increasing prices further as fewer will be producing.

    I know the consumer wants cheap milk but it is only sensible and fair to pay a decent price to the producers to keep their businesses viable. Otherwise everybody loses out in the end.
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    • Browntoa
    • By Browntoa 2nd Dec 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 3:24 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 3:24 PM
    Yes it's loss making pricing forcing farmers to stop production .

    Pay a market price for it supermarkets !
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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 2nd Dec 17, 7:21 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 7:21 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 7:21 PM
    Butter, cream and products containing these such biscuits and cakes have gone up in price too
    • McKneff
    • By McKneff 2nd Dec 17, 9:27 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:27 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:27 PM
    I've been trying to do my bit at Morrisons 23p extra for farmers.
    It didnt help apparently
    make the most of it, we are only here for the weekend.
    and we will never, ever return.
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 2nd Dec 17, 9:42 PM
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    • 2nd Dec 17, 9:42 PM
    Usually pay £1 for 4 PTS but seems to have jumped up to £1.09 and £1.10 everywhere I've been this week,. EXCEPT ICELAND,. Still 99p in Iceland but for how long. 10% rise !
    Originally posted by peewhyeff
    And yet the price to farmers is dropping -
    www.fginsight.com/news/news/mullers-january-price-drop-sparks-anger-among-dairy-farming-community-44302
    • artyclarty
    • By artyclarty 3rd Dec 17, 9:49 AM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 9:49 AM
    Lidl now £1.09 too and £1.48 for 6 pints. Glad I picked mine up the other day!
    • z1a
    • By z1a 3rd Dec 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 12:46 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 12:46 PM
    Lidl now £1.09 too and £1.48 for 6 pints. Glad I picked mine up the other day!
    Originally posted by artyclarty
    Wow, good for you. How many pennies have you saved?
    • Steve059
    • By Steve059 3rd Dec 17, 7:08 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:08 PM
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    • 3rd Dec 17, 7:08 PM
    I've been trying to do my bit at Morrisons 23p extra for farmers.
    It didnt help apparently
    Originally posted by McKneff
    I suspect that it helped Morrisons.
    If you fold it in half, will an Audi A4 fit in a Citroen C5?
    • peewhyeff
    • By peewhyeff 9th Dec 17, 9:26 PM
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    Iceland still 99p. (Though Morrison's have now increased the price of ,2kg bag of sugar, has been 88p for ages, now increased to £1).
    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 10th Dec 17, 5:05 AM
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    Only those that supply Mullers.

    The average GB farmgate milk price was 29.98ppl in Sept which is an annual increase of 30.7%.

    https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/market-information/milk-prices-contracts/farmgate-prices/uk,-gb-and-ni-farmgate-prices/#.Wiy_AUpl-M8
    • Sea Shell
    • By Sea Shell 10th Dec 17, 8:22 AM
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    Ooh, just checked our receipt and even Aldi is up to £1.09!
    " That pound I saved yesterday, is a pound I don't have to earn tomorrow "
    • jon81uk
    • By jon81uk 11th Dec 17, 11:02 AM
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    I'm sure 10 years ago we were paying £1.49 for four pints and that still felt a fair price. The supermarket price war has not been good for farmers.
    • NineDeuce
    • By NineDeuce 11th Dec 17, 11:43 AM
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    And it will get worse after Brexit...
    • A. Badger
    • By A. Badger 12th Dec 17, 6:51 PM
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    And it will get worse after Brexit...
    Originally posted by NineDeuce
    Will that be before, or after, WWIII breaks out?
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 12th Dec 17, 6:53 PM
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    Usually pay £1 for 4 PTS
    Originally posted by peewhyeff
    ..... it's far too low to give dairy farmers a decent price for their product ...
    Originally posted by redfox
    Pay a market price for it supermarkets !
    Originally posted by Browntoa
    I buy in single pints and it's 49p for 1 pint (discount supermarkets) ... so it's not ME not paying a good price. It's all those 4-pint freel0aders!
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