08 Aug 2011
IFA DELEGATION MEET KERRY CHIEF ON PRODUCER CONCERNSDairy
At a meeting with Kerry Group Chief Executive Stan McCarthy this morning, a delegation led by IFA President John Bryan and made up of IFA representatives from Kerry, Limerick and Clare, welcomed the commitment that the Co-op board made up of dairy farmers would have direct and regular involvement with management in reviewing the Kerry milk price to ensure it is the leading milk price, relative to the milk constituents and the milk production curve.
The delegation welcomed the commitment that the co-op model will be retained indefinitely, regardless of the future shareholding of the Co-op in the plc. The Co-op will work to secure the maximum say and involvement of active milk producers in the role of the Co-op in the future.
The delegation also welcomed the commitment that any further processing investment required will come from the plc, without any recourse to active dairy farmers.