Dairy Efficiency payments begin
MORE than €5m of Dairy Efficiency Programme payments began this week.
This is the second year of the programme, with around 6,000 farmers qualifying for a payment of €975 each.
The programme requires farmers to join a discussion group and numbers participating have doubled since the scheme got under way last year.
Teagasc estimates this to be worth an extra 1c/l of milk sold to participating farmers.