Farmers say UHT milk is the future if retailers fail to charge a fair price for milk

Farmers have been protesting outside Aldi in Portlaoise today about the price that the supermarket is charging for milk on a new special offer.

IFA President Joe Healy spoke at the rally which was attended by about 150 people.

The IFA says it creates a kind of a price war between supermarkets on milk and the farmer is always the loser.

John Finn, the IFA Liquid Milk Committee Chairman spoke to me earlier and outlined the exact reason they held today’s protest:

He says that of course consumers are entitled to have good prices for products but he warns that the price is seeing UHT milk being the main milk product on sale in local shops in future: