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Irish Farmers Call on Co-ops to Make Further Milk Price Moves

12 August 2016

IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy today welcomed Lakeland Dairies’ decision to increase their July milk price by one euro cent per litre, and he said he expects all co-ops to follow suit, in recognition of the growing recovery in dairy markets.

Earlier this week, Joe Healy launched the IFA’s autumn milk price increase campaign, and will lead IFA representatives in a series of meetings with co-ops over the coming weeks to impress upon them that dairy market recovery is a reality and they must begin to increase milk prices.

The organisation's Dairy Chairman Sean O’Leary said: “It is now quite clear that the tide has turned on dairy markets and that we are looking at a recovery.

"With the dire cash flow shortage on farms and prices below the cost of production, farmers will need every extra cent from the market returned by Co-ops to help pay bills and rebuild badly shaken confidence."

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