Farmers protest at Kerry Group over milk price issue

Up to 20 farmers from around the county are holding a protest outside Kerry Group offices today.

The group say they are taking the action following arbitration between Kerry Group and milk suppliers on the issue of milk price going back to 2015.

They claim Kerry Group hasn’t met with an elected subcommittee of the Kerry Co-Op board who negotiate on behalf of milk suppliers.

A spokesperson for Kerry Group says they are reviewing the calculation of the 2015 milk price under the milk contract.

The review to date indicates there is no adjustment required to the 2015 milk price and Kerry Group is engaging with Kerry Co-Op in that regard.

Jerome Crowley from Beaufort, who is among those protestors at the gates of the offices of Kerry Group Princes’ Quay, says their action will escalate if there is no resolution: