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Reacting to the announcement by Lakeland and Glanbia that, while holding the base milk price, they would respectively eliminate and reduce the bonuses paid in April, IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said farmers would be disappointed, now that markets had recovered to a point that comfortably supported the full April pay-out. He stressed, however, that the move by Lakeland would still leave its pay-out ahead of Glanbia’s.

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IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has commended the Lakeland and Glanbia board members for finding a way to maintain the March milk payout,, thereby supporting farmers in these difficult times.

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IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today said the decision by Glanbia to cut the February milk price by a massive 3c/l is extremely disappointing, as farmers have just gone through a long, cold and wet winter, only to experience an extremely late spring and the most severe snow storm in a generation right in the middle of the 2018 calving period.

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IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan has welcomed the announcement by Glanbia (Ireland) that they will pay farmers 20c/l for milk that cannot be collected due to difficulties arising from extreme weather conditions.

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IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan said the decisions by the Glanbia Board to hold the December milk price and to top up second half supplies by 1.1c/l were correctly made, and he commended board members for listening to IFA dairy reps and farmers.

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