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Organic milk prices, France

On this page, you will find the monthly average price ex dairy for organic milk, as recorded in France.

The prices collected over the last four years are listed in the table, while the graph to the side illustrates price trends over the last three years.
Finally, in the charts below, we compare:
  • the Organic milk prices in France with the Organic milk prices in Germany;
  • farm-gate Regular raw milk prices with Organic milk prices in France.

The difference between the conventional milk and the milk from organic farming is based on the concept of agrosystem.
This method requires that dairy animals are handled with a program of rotational grazing, with rounds of rest and health gaps. Moreover, the number of animals must be proportional to the area under pasture without exceeding 2 LU (Livestocks units) per hectare. The milk from organic farming must be produced from animals fed organically, and without genetically modified feed, without added alkali feed, non-protein nitrogen compounds, acids and synthetic chemicals. It is forbidden to give to animals preservatives such us urea, amino acids and coloring substances of synthetic origin.

Regulations
Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007
COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 889/2008

France,
Monthly Average price ex dairy of organic milk (STANDARD)*
38g p.v. fat - 32g p.v. protein
Survey Date 2016 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month
± on
2018
January 43,94 47,21 47,45 46,60 -2,11% -1,79%
February 43,28 46,58 46,88 46,09 -1,10% -1,69%
March 43,21 45,70 45,69 45,22 -1,89% -1,03%
April 38,54 40,32 40,26 40,88 -9,60% +1,55%
May 38,98 40,64 40,47 41,04 +0,40% +1,43%
June 39,20 42,13 42,16 42,72 +4,09% +1,32%
July 44,57 46,18 45,90 47,15 +10,36% +2,71%
August 44,96 47,24 46,60 47,64 +1,05% +2,23%
September 46,58 48,24 48,24 49,25 +3,39% +2,11%
October 46,99 47,70 47,78 49,29 +0,08% +3,18%
November 46,75 47,90 48,22
December 46,37 47,46 47,61
Avg Annual Price 43,61 45,61 45,60 45,59
Change (1) +4,86% +4,57% -0,01% +0,99%
* Prix du lait bio à la production, toutes primes comprises, toutes qualités confondues, ramené à un un lait standard (38g de MG,32g de MP).
euro for 100 lt (VAT not incl.)
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: FranceAgriMer
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