The cheesemaker said it was currently a ‘delicate market situation’ with Brexit uncertainty proving ‘unhelpful’
Barber’s has announced it will hold its price for December, with its Barber’s Assured Standard Litre price remaining at 29.8ppl.
But for milk supplied above the Base Milk Volume plus 8 per cent, its AMPE related price for October has dropped by 3.5ppl to 26.34ppl.
It was the fourth consecutive hold, with its rolling average price remaining above 30ppl.
The cheesemaker said all dairy markets, with the exception of mature cheddar, had fallen during October, as a result of sustained high levels of production in the UK and across the EU.
It highlighted AHDB’s comments on ‘Brexit Uncertainty’ as an increasing additional factor, with short term deals currently being preffered over longer term commitments.
Irish cheddar imports have also reached record levels, with suggestions processors were stockpiling to safeguard against a no deal Brexit scenario.
“In summary, it is a delicate market situation, the Brexit uncertainty is certainly proving unhelpful.”