« BackKerry IFA hit out at Kerry Group decision not to increase milk price

IFA Farmers logoThe Chair of the Kerry branch of the Irish Farmers’ Association has hit out at Kerry Group’s decision not to increase the milk price for July.

Sean Brosnan says he has been contacted by many farmers this week expressing disappointment, anger, depression and despair.

A reduction in the worldwide milk supply and a slight increase in demand and a planned EU compensation package are being linked with the upswing in the dairy market.

As a result, several processors including Dairygold and Glanbia have increased their July milk price by up to 1.5 cent per litre.

Kerry Group says it has supported milk prices last year and this year when there were no returns.

The company welcomes signs of improvement on the market and if these are sustainable these will be reflected in the market returns and producer prices going forward in the coming months.

Chair of Kerry IFA Sean Brosnan is urging them to reconsider leaving the July price unchanged: