‘Hold milk prices for two months’: ICMSA

Irish Independent - Farming - - NEWS -

THE ICMSA has called for pro­ces­sors to hold milk prices for the next two months as dairy farm­ers strug­gle to meet in­creased costs.

“Milk prices are still un­der pres­sure and ICMSA is calling on co-ops and pro­ces­sors to keep farm-gate prices solid over the next two or three months,” said Ger­ald Quain of the ICMSA dairy com­mit­tee.

“Ev­ery­one knows the hard­ships be­ing en­dured at farm level with fod­der and con­cen­trate feed costs likely to reach his­tor­i­cal highs.

“We re­peat our be­lief that it’s bet­ter for sup­port to be shown through main­tain­ing milk price than by sup­port pack­ages or other dis­cre­tionary pay­ments.”

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