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Fonterra Australia increase farmgate milk price for the 2017/18 season

  • By: Farm Tender "Prime"
  • Jan 29, 2018

· Step up of 20 cents in average milk price to $5.50 per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS)

· Updated forecast closing milk price range of $5.50 to $5.80kgMS for the 2017/18 season

· Previously announced additional 40 cents/kgMS payment takes total cash paid to $5.90kgMS, and forecast closing range cash paid to $5.90 to $6.20kgMS.

Fonterra Australia has today advised its farmers of an increase of 20 cents per kilogram of milk solids (kgMS) to its farmgate milk price for the 2017/18 season, bringing its average farmgate milk price to $5.50kgMS. The increase will apply from 1 July 2017 and will be paid on 15 August 2017.

Fonterra’s additional payment of 40 cents/kgMS is payable on top of the revised farmgate milk price, and brings the total average cash paid to $5.90kgMS.

Fonterra Australia Managing Director René Dedoncker said that improved...
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