Flood of milk sees co-ops gain ground
Grass growth boosts supplies
Published 15/06/2010 | 05:00
QUOTA shortfalls are being filled rapidly as milk supplies to co-ops surge ahead.
Exceptional grass growth has resulted in a huge increase in the flow of milk to co-ops in the past four weeks.
Milk supplies to Kerry Group are running 2m litres per week ahead of 2009, while Glanbia supplies are running 1.18m litres (2.9pc) per week ahead of last year.
Kerry Group remains 32m litres under quota, compared to 35m litres under quota at March 31.
Glanbia is currently 4.5pc under quota, an increase from 5.9pc (57m litres) under quota on January 30.
Milk supplies to Dairygold during the month of May were 10.5pc higher than May 2009. The co-op's quota position has moved from under 11.5pc in April to 5pc under quota at the end of May.
Town of Monaghan has moved from being 8-9pc under quota in April to 5pc under quota now.
Milk supplies are currently running at 7-8pc ahead of the 2009 figure.