The Irish Creamery and Milk Suppliers Association says a proper ‘milk management structure’ needs to be put in place urgently.
It’s to deal with the ongoing crisis in milk prices and the superlevy payments that farmers are now having deducted from their incomes.
The ICMSA is seeking to have the payments deferred until next year.
However, the association’s dairy committee spokesperson Gerald Quain says that a recent meeting of european farming organisations heard calls for a milk management structure to deal with the crisis.
Speaking to Ocean FM News he said this is something the EU should have put in place last year as it’s now having a serious impact on rural economies: