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Milk Production Partnerships

The Milk Quota Regulations have, since 2002, facilitated the establishment of Milk Production Partnerships (MPPs), and the rules governing the operation of MPPs were significantly altered in 2008 in order to make participation more attractive. Partnerships must consist of at least one milk producer, but may include other, i.e. non-dairy, farmers, new entrants farming in partnership with a parent who is a milk producer, and farm managers.

Further details may be obtained from Meat and Milk Policy Division, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 or Tel. 01-6072857.

Participants must register their MPP with Teagasc, Dairy Partnership Registration Office, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Tel. 025-42244.

The detailed rules governing the Scheme are available from both sources, and from the Department's website: www.agriculture.gov.ie .