Kerry Milk Price Continues to Cause Frustration and Anger 

Following the announcement of their June milk price at 37 cent/litre, Kerry IFA Dairy Chair Owen O’Sullivan said that the milk price Kerry Agribusiness has paid for the first half of 2023 compared with their counterparts is causing frustration and anger amongst farmers. 

A delegation from Kerry IFA recently met with management of Kerry Agribusiness with the issue of paying the leading milk price forming part of the discussion. “We had a constructive discussion on milk price on the day and, after the meeting, we believed that the gap in milk price between Kerry and other processors would be dealt with in the short-term. This hasn’t transpired to date and its absolutely imperative that it is addressed as soon as possible”, concluded Mr O’Sullivan.

“Milk suppliers of Kerry Agribusiness are absolutely fed up of it at this stage. The incessant rainfall is adding huge cost and stress to dairy farmers, particularly in the Kerry catchment area. There was a rightful expectation that Kerry would address the substantial shortfall in milk price for the first half of the year with a top-up on milk supplied year to date in the June milk payment. But, yet again, Kerry farmers have been left short-changed.”

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