Rising levels of butterfat and protein at this time of year provide a useful boost to the price in the milk cheque for September milk.

And with base prices rising, albeit at a much slower rate than farmers would like, milk prices in the league are now mostly in the range of 21p/l to 22p/l for milk collected on alternate days.

The prices are after deduction for transport charges for a supplier with 650,000 litres per year with an average seasonality of supply and with milk quality of 4.15% butterfat, 3.43% protein, 4.58% lactose, a TBC of 19 and SCC of 205.

Irish Farmers Journal

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