How is the milk price that FrieslandCampina pays its member dairy farmers annually for the milk they supply determined?

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Guaranteed price

Guaranteed price

The guaranteed price is the amount per 100 kilogrammes of milk that FrieslandCampina is guaranteed to pay to its member dairy farmers monthly. Every month, the guaranteed price is estimated based on the trend in the published milk prices of the benchmark companies. Any adjustment to the estimate of the milk prices can be implemented in a subsequent month.

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Nourishing by nature

Nourishing by nature

Providing people around the world with the right nutrition is the challenge. Milk, by nature, contains essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamins B2 and B12, and minerals such as calcium. By offering trustworthy and tasty dairy products, FrieslandCampina is contributing towards safeguarding food and nutrient security. FrieslandCampina also strives to limit the pressure on natural sources and the environment.

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Our heritage

Our heritage

It all began in the 1871 when farmers join forces in local cooperative dairy factories all over the Netherlands. One of the reasons for doing so, was the lack of refrigeration. The farmers had to work together to deliver the milk quickly to their customers. Another reason to join forces was to gain more power in the market.

In late December 2008 FrieslandCampina is founded on two great Dutch dairy companies: Friesland Foods and Campina, which developed along similar lines in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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Milk price explained

The guaranteed price is the amount per 100 kilogrammes of milk that FrieslandCampina is guaranteed to pay to its member dairy farmers monthly. The guaranteed price corresponds with the average annual prices for raw milk, including payments in arrears and any registered reserves of the benchmark companies in Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Belgium.

Every month, the guaranteed price is estimated based on the trend in the published milk prices of the benchmark companies. Any adjustment to the estimate of the milk prices can be implemented in a subsequent month. Any annual adjustment of the guaranteed price can be settled at the same time as the annual payment of the performance payment. The guaranteed price applies per 100 kilogrammes of milk, with 3.47 per cent protein, 4.41 per cent fat and 4.51 per cent lactose.

Guaranteed price per month

The guaranteed price applies to 100 kilogrammes of milk with a protein content of 3.47%, a fat content of 4.41% and a lactose content of 4.51% and is exclusive of VAT. The amounts shown apply to an average supply of 600,000 kilogrammes of milk annually.

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

2016

Month Guaranteed price Average price (YTD)
December 37.50 28.38
November 33.00 27.55
October 29.25 27.00
September 26.25 26.75
August 25.00 26.81
July 25.00 27.07
June 25.00 27.42
May 25.00 27.90
April 27.50 28.63
March 28.50 29.00
February 29.25 29.25
January 29.25 29.25

2015

Month Guaranteed price Average price (YTD)
December 30.00 30.68
November 29.75 30.66
October 29.00 30.75
September 28.50 30.94
August 28.50 31.25
July 30.00 31.64
June 30.50 31.92
May 32.00 32.20
April 33.25 32.25
March 34.00 31.92
February 31.50 30.88
January 30.25 30.25

2014

Month Guaranteed price Average price (YTD)
December 30.75 39.38
November 34.50 40.07
October 37.00 40.63
September 38.00 41.03
August 39.75 41.41
July 40.00 37.39
June 42.00 42.00
May 40.25 42.00
April 41.25 42.44
March 42.50 42.82
February 43.00 43.00
January 43.00 43.00

Protein, fat and lactose prices - per month

in euros per 100 kilogrammes

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

2016

Month Protein Fat Lactose
December 612.14 306.07 61.21
November 538.69 269.34 53.87
October 477.47 238.74 47.75
September 428.50 214.25 42.85
August 408.10 204.05 40.81
July 408.10 204.05 40.81
June 408.10 204.05 40.81
May 408.10 204.02 40.81
April 448.91 224.45 44.89
March 465.23 232.62 46.52
February 477.47 238.74 47.75
January 477.47 238.74 47.75

2015

Month Protein Fat Lactose
December 489.72 244.86 48.97
November 485.63 242.82 48.56
October 473.39 236.70 47.34
September 465.23 232.62 46.52
August 465.23 232.62 46.52
July 489.72 244.86 48.97
June 497.88 248.94 49.79
May 522.36 261.18 52.24
April 542.77 271.38 54.28
March 555.01 277.51 55.50
February 514.20 257.10 51.42
January 493.80 246.90 49.38

2014

Month Protein Fat Lactose
December 501.96 250.98 50.20
November 563.17 281.59 56.32
October 603.98 301.99 60.40
September 620.31 310.15 62.03
August 648.87 324.44 64.89
July 644.79 322.40 64.89
June 685.60 342.80 68.56
May 657.04 328.52 65.70
April 673.76 336.68 67.34
March 693.76 346.88 69.38
February 701.93 350.96 70.19
January 701.93 350.96 70.19