Dairy­gold to launch bulk tank in­cen­tives

Irish Independent - Farming - - NEWS -

DAIRY­GOLD are mov­ing to in­cen­tivise farm­ers to up­grade their bulk tanks as num­bers for daily milk col­lec­tion have in­creased due to the ex­pand­ing herds.

The Co-op’s Jim Woulfe said they were work­ing with the banks to of­fer loans that will be the equiv­a­lent for 1.5pc in­ter­est to pur­chase big­ger bulk tanks, with let­ters go­ing out to those im­pacted.

“It is an in­cen­tive to up­grade their tanks so that we stick to our pol­icy of al­ter­na­tive day col­lec­tions,” said Mr Woulfe, adding their av­er­age herd num­bers have risen from around 62 to 90 cows.

“It is only a hand­ful of peo­ple but we want to make sure that we nip it in the bud and in­cen­tivise peo­ple to get big­ger tanks.”

Daily col­lec­tions are a ma­jor cost for the co-op, he said.

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