Liquid milk deal sealed
Representatives of the 960 liquid milk farmers voted in favour of the new three-year deal that was negotiated on their behalf with Glanbia last week.
The deal will see liquid milk suppliers secure a 3.83c/l premium over manufacturing prices for the next three years.
The Fresh Milk Producers delegates also voted to have the top-up paid over a six-month period from October to March.
One of the 15 branches chose to vote against the new deal, which will see all liquid milk suppliers being paid on the A+B-C milk solids pricing system.
"Everybody would like a higher price but there is a good premium there now for the winter months," said FMP chairman Eamonn McEntaggert.
Cavan dealer to expand
Machinery dealer Gerard Clarke has scotched rumours that his business is in trouble by announcing a major expansion of his retail store in Cavan town.
The dealer is moving into hardware supplies in partnership with Expert Hardware at his Moynehill Retail Park premises.