Some co-ops reduce milk prices

LAKELAND, Connacht Gold and Arrabawn Co-op cut their August milk prices, but most co-ops left prices unchanged, according to IFA. Northern and western co-ops have cut prices by about 9c per litre this year, while most other co-ops took about 6c off prices.

National Dairy Committee Chairman Richard Kennedy said he has received numerous enquiries from dairy farmers in the north east and west anxious to change to new milk purchasers.

“Farmers must see a plan coming forward from co-ops, particularly those in the north east and west of the country, as to how they intend to secure their milk supplies and develop production in the years coming up to, and following, the abolition of milk quotas in 2015,” Mr Kennedy said.

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