Fresh Milk Producers represents and negotiates on behalf of more than 1,000 liquid milk suppliers contracted to Glanbia

RETAILERS DON’T PAY ENOUGH FOR FRESH MILK

Speaking today at the IFA Retail Event, addressed by UK Groceries Code Adjudicator Christine Tacon, IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn said the first condition for farmers to get a fair price from the retail chain was for retailers to pay a wholesale price which guarantees a return for farmers.

POSITIVE IMPACT OF UK RETAIL REGULATOR SHOWS IT’S THE MODEL THE IRISH GOVERNMENT SHOULD FOLLOW

Addressing the IFA retail conference Getting Fairness for Farmers in the Food Chain in Dublin today, IFA President Joe Healy said the UK model of retail regulation should be replicated by the Irish Government if it’s serious about giving farmers and suppliers are to get fair play in the food supply chain.

DAIRY MARKET BLOG 26th September

Dairy markets: stable or stagnant? At the 19th September meeting of the EU Milk Market Observatory Economic Board, where I was representing COPA, this question was asked.  With supply and demand in reasonable balance, why are farmer milk prices stagnant (in fact, falling in Ireland!)? We have been repeating it for months: milk output growth [...]

IFA Submission for the Extension of the General Employment Permit Pilot for Dairy Assistants – 2019

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DAIRY SECTOR NEEDS AN EXTRA 200 LABOUR PERMITS

  IFA Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said access to potentially skilled employees from outside of the EU cannot be closed off when our current national labour market is at full employment (4.6% unemployment in April 2019).

SUSTAINABILITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME CENTRAL TO NITRATES REVIEW

  IFA has called on the Department of Agriculture to introduce a Sustainability Development Programme to support improved efficiency and to continue to reduce the environmental footprint of the sector.

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