IFA Dairy Committee, co-ops plan to support farmers

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman, Sean O’Leary, has said the committee are starting on a series of meetings with all dairy co-ops on behalf of milk producers facing into a tough cash flow situation this spring.

  On the agenda of those meetings: milk prices for 2016, devising volatility risk management instruments for farmers, pre-election lobbying on tax solutions for volatile incomes, industry efficiency and consolidation, and the need for co-ordinated action on those and other issues through the Dairy Forum.