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Tipperary farming: Glanbia to pay 31cpl for December milk

Early calving and late supply bonus revealed

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Tipperary farming: Glanbia to pay 31cpl for December milk

Glanbia is to pay 31cpl for December milk

Glanbia Ireland (GI) will pay a base milk price for December of 30cpl (including VAT) for manufacturing milk at 3.6% fat and 3.3% protein.

This is an increase of 1cpl from the November base price.

The board of Glanbia Co-op has decided to continue to make a support payment to members of 1cpl (including VAT) for December milk supplies.

The Glanbia Ireland base price and the Glanbia Co-op support payment will be adjusted to reflect the actual constituents of milk delivered by suppliers.

Glanbia chairman Martin Keane said: “Global milk supply growth in 2019 was moderate, which has helped market sentiment. However, milk solids have continued to rise at a faster pace than volume growth. The global protein market has firmed, while the butterfat market is still seeking equilibrium. The Board will continue to monitor developments on a monthly basis.

“Over the coming weeks we look forward to meeting with as many of our shareholders and suppliers as possible at nine information meetings being held across our catchment area.”

Glanbia Ireland has announced details of a new Early Calving Bonus and Late Supply Bonus for creamery milk suppliers:

A new Early Calving Bonus (ECB) of 4 cpl (including VAT) will be paid on all milk supplied by creamery milk suppliers in January, while February milk will qualify for an ECB payment of 3 cpl (including VAT);

A Late Supply Bonus (LSB) of 2 cpl (including VAT) will be paid on all milk supplied by creamery milk suppliers in December 2020;

Both the ECB and the LSB will be adjusted to reflect the constituents of the milk delivered.

Subject to an annual review by the board, the ECB/LSB will run for three years to 2022.

In order to qualify for the ECB and LSB, the quality requirements as set out in the Glanbia Ireland Milk Purchasing Policy must be adhered to.