Producer Organisations Take Hold of Fifth of Milk Output17 June 2013
SPAIN – More good news has been announced for the Spanish Milk Package in the confirmation of two more producer organisations taking the national share of collectively sold and negotiated milk to a fifth of Spain’s milk output.
In keeping with government and industry pledges to review and reform the dairy supply chain, the news of more POs is part of a national policy to strengthen farmer bargaining power and takes the number of dairy farmers involved in producer organisation to 3,751.
In total, five POs now operate, encompassing Galicia, Andalusia and Navarre. Collectively they account for 1,315,000 tons of milk at 21 per cent of national output.
An additional separate PO has been developed for sheep milk transactions.
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