IRELAND - The total volume of milk supplies in Ireland up to the end of November 2014 saw the country Ireland 6.51 per cent over-quota.
This is a decrease on the end-October figure of 7.15 per cent but is significantly above the 1.38 per cent over-quota position of this time last year.
The current figures include the relevant butterfat adjustment.
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney said: “I am aware of the factors, such as the good prices, the good weather and increased cow numbers that have facilitated milk production this year, but it remains critically important that individual farmers take account of their milk quotas in managing their enterprises, in this final year of quotas.
“I note that the monthly intake of milk in November was 13 per cent down on the same month last year which suggests farmers are rapidly taking on-farm measures to reduce their exposure to potential superlevy payments.
“I would encourage continued prudent management by farmers of their output in these final few months of the quota regime.”
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