*Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs*

This release shows the latest information on average farm gate milk prices, volumes and the butterfat and protein content of UK produced milk.

Key point
The UK average farm gate milk price for October 2016 is 24.17p per litre. This represents a 6.7% (1.51ppl) increase on September 2016. Whilst it remains 1.1% (0.26ppl) lower than the same month last year, it is the fourth consecutive monthly increase.

UK milk production for October increased 2.4% on the previous month, in line with seasonality to 1131 million litres, a 6.1% decrease on the same period last year. Figure 2 and Table 1 below, show increasing domestic milk production during 2015 and the first half of 2016.

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