Dairygold to launch bulk tank incentives
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.