ICMSA calls for action to avoid “income-wipeout” for dairy farmers

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The ICMSA has called on the Minister for Agriculture to secure a rise in intervention milk price in order to avoid, what they describe as “an income wipeout for dairy farmers”. ICMSA Dairy farmers across the county are among an estimated 18,000 across the country who have received milk prices below production costs for seven months on the trot. ICMSA President John Comer said the collapse in milk prices had cost dairy farmers over €800 million in lost income since 2014 and called on the Government to “shape the post-quota markets”. The ICMSA estimates a rise in intervention price to 28 cent per litre is necessary to cover costs for dairy farmers.