06 03 2014
IFA CHALLENGES DAIRY CO-OP BOARDS AND MANAGEMENT TO TAKE CHARGE OF SECTORAL CHANGE TO AVOID UNDERMINING EXISTING MILK POOLSDairy
Commenting on the ongoing series of high level meetings with dairy co-ops, IFA President Eddie Downey said: “There will be a lot of change in the sector over the next 12 months, as farmers gear up for the post quota era. The challenge we are putting up to all dairy co-ops and the Irish Dairy Board this spring is to take charge of this change at management and board level. Failure to do so could lead to farmers feeling that they have no option but to make their own decisions in the interest of securing their future – with potential serious long term consequences”.