Kerry Move on Milk Price Shows There Is Scope for Higher Returns to Farmers

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Tom Phelan today (Fri) said the move by Kerry Co-Op to increase the price for July recognises that there is scope for processors to lift their prices.

He said he expected other co-ops to follow this example and support their farmer suppliers with a much-needed cashflow boost.

“At a time when farmers continue to struggle with the weather-related events and fodder availability, co-op boards need to redouble their effort to reflect the European market”.

Tom Phelan said while co-ops have brought forward different measures to support dairy farmers, there is no question that paying the highest milk price that market returns allow is always the best ‘support’ for farmers.

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