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Milk Production 6.51% Over Quota at End November

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, today announced that total volume of milk supplies up to the end of November 2014, taking into account the relevant butterfat adjustment, leave Ireland 6.51% over-quota. This is a decrease on the end-October figure of 7.15% but is significantly above the 1.38% over-quota position of this time last year.

Referring to the overrun, the Minister commented “I am aware of the factors, such as the good prices, the good weather and increased cow numbers that have facilitated milk production this year, but it remains critically important that individual farmers take account of their milk quotas in managing their enterprises, in this final year of quotas. I note that the monthly intake of milk in November was 13% down on the same month last year which suggests farmers are rapidly taking on-farm measures to reduce their exposure to potential superlevy payments. I would encourage continued prudent management by farmers of their output in these final few months of the quota regime”.

View this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 200/2014 (pdf 112Kb) 







Date Released: 17 December 2014