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Friday 18 August 2017

Dairygold and Kerry set December milk price

Dairygold has announced an increase in its milk price for December milk.
Dairygold has announced an increase in its milk price for December milk.
Margaret Donnelly

Margaret Donnelly

Dairygold and Kerry, two of the country's largest milk processors have set their December milk prices

Kerry has announced that it is holding its December milk price, at 29c/L (including VAT). A spokesman said supply volumes are low in December and that the co-op would hold its price for the month, after increasing it for a number of months.

Meanwhile, Dairygold has announced that it will pay 30.5c/L for December milk - a rise of 1.5c/L on its November milk price. A spokesperson for Dairygold said the price rise, which was determined by the board, included a 0.5c/L quality bonus.

Last week Glanbia announced that it will pay 30c/L (including VAT) for December milk, an increase of 1c/L on the November milk price.

This is based on milk at 3.6% fat and 3.3% protein. It also announced that in llight of this decision, there will be no Glanbia Co-operative Society support payment to Members this month.

Glanbia Chairman Henry Corbally said that the strong recovery in Glanbia’s milk price in the past six months has resulted in a positive conclusion to a very challenging year for the dairy sector.


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