Cork Dairy Farmer Says Cutting...


Cork Dairy Farmer Says Cutting Price Of Milk In Supermarket Will Threaten Viability Of Many Dairy Farms Across Country

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11:00 30 Apr 2023

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A Cork dairy farmer has said cutting the price of milk in the supermarket will threaten the viability of many dairy farms across the country.

The Irish Farmers Association fears supermarkets are on the brink of a full-scale milk price-war.

Lidl, Tesco, Aldi and Supervalu have all announced, in the past 36 hours, that they will drop the price of a 2 litres carton of milk by 10 cent.

Supermarkets say it's an effort to offer customers the best possible value.

Farmers say that the supermarkets are keeping an unfair proportion - instead of passing it on farmers and milk processors.

One in every four dairy farms in the country is in Cork.

Speaking to RedFM News, Carrigaline Dairy Farmer, Alan Jagoe says the cost of producing milk has NOT gone down:

"The price of food has gone astronomical over the last 12-18 months, and primarily down to the war in Ukraine. But the prices that are falling at the moment does not have any correlation to the cost of production on our farms. We have to buy everything as maximum costs, and it will have a negative impact on the viability of our farms going forward".

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