Co-Ops Can Afford Commitment To Hold Prices Until Spring – IFA

IFA National Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has said an examination by IFA of the difference between the EU returns for an Irish product mix, as reported by the EU Milk Market Observatory, minus a 5c/l processing cost, and the average of the Farmers’ Journal Monthly Milk Price League suggests that co-ops, while increasing milk prices […]

All Co-Ops Must Increase July Milk Price – IFA

IFA Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary has called on co-ops to follow the lead set by Lakeland and Glanbia and increase their July milk price by at least 1c/l.   He said there is scope and justification for the increase based on current market returns and the positive market outlook.   Sean O’Leary said IFA has […]

Co-Ops Must Set The Lead On Grain Prices – Dunne

IFA National Grain Committee Chairman Liam Dunne said farmer-owned co-ops must step up to the mark and lead the way in setting sustainable grain, oilseed and protein prices for growers this harvest.   Mr Dunne said, “We are now heading into the fifth season of low grain prices, which will result in another year of […]

Farmers Bitterly Disappointed by Co-Ops Which Did Not Increase August Milk Price

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said suppliers of those co-ops which had decided against increasing their August milk prices were bitterly disappointed and felt let down at a time of massively increased costs.   Mr Kiersey said co-ops were being too cautious on prices at a time when the latest Fonterra auction results […]

Bryan Urges Co-Ops to Hold May Milk Price as Weather Sends Costs Rocketing

Speaking as the main co-ops have announced price cuts of up to 3 c/litre on April milk, IFA President John Bryan today (Wed) called on co-ops to support producers by holding May milk prices. He said, ”The disastrous weather in the month of May is costing dairy farmers dearly in lost production and increased costs. […]