Lisavaird headed the rankings, followed by Newmarket, Dairygold, Drinagh, Bandon and Barryroe. After deduction of collection charges and levies, they paid between 33.4 and 32.7 cent per litre in 2007.
Next in the rankings came Connacht Gold, Glanbia and Kerry, paying 32.23 to 32.06 cent. Arrabawn paid 31.73 cent, and bringing up the rear were Lakeland (31.21 cent), Wexford (31.18 cent), and Town of Monaghan (30.78 cent).
The milk price audit examines the payments for 90% of milk produced in Ireland.
Milk delivered to Connacht Gold and Wexford had the highest average fat content, at 3.85%, Arrabawn milk was at 3.84% and Lakeland’s at 3.83%.
The top protein milks were at Wexford (3.37%), Kerry and Lisavaird (3.35%).