IFA Liquid Milk Handbook
In October 2015, IFA launched a Liquid Milk Handbook, which sets out why we need specialist liquid milk producers now quotas have gone.
The IFA Liquid Milk Handbook discusses the costs and complexities of liquid milk production, and the specific challenges that post-quota expansion brings for liquid milk producers. It includes an overview of the Irish liquid milk market and a round-up of precedents for regulated liquid milk markets.
Presentations from the Launch
Teddy Cashman, IFA Liquid Milk Chairman discussed what is needed to secure fresh milk supplies in the post-quota era to meet consumer demand.
Dr Joe Patton, Liquid Milk Specialist with Teagasc gave a presentation on the economics of liquid milk production, including analysis of the increased costs and labour associated with year-round liquid milk production.