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24/07/2021

ICMSA’s Quain wants March Milk Price to hold

ICMSA’s Quain wants March Milk Price to hold

Speaking in relation to current dairy markets, ICMSA Dairy spokesperson, Ger Quain, said that every other area the dairy market is after suffering a quite substantial shock due to Covid-19 with very significantly higher retail sales and a total collapse in food service.

The ICMSA Dairy Committee Chairperson said it was self-evident that supports will be required at EU level to enable the market to adjust to the changed environment, and that it was equally self-evident that that all stakeholders should work together to maximise the milk price paid to farmers.

Mr Quain said that while we are in a very uncertain period, there is no reason for a change to March milk price and thereafter – into our crucial Peak Production Period - milk price will depend on how quickly markets adapt to the Covid-19 situation.

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