Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

Thompyd

Member
Part of my milk is on the fixed price scheme with Dale Farm. The 29ppl meant I didn't get over the 40p. Think Dale Farm are gonna have to do something about these fixed price contracts. Exceptional circumstances would have to mean things are relooked at. Next month It will be 26ppl fixed price vrs 40ppl+
 

In the pit

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Pembrokeshire
Part of my milk is on the fixed price scheme with Dale Farm. The 29ppl meant I didn't get over the 40p. Think Dale Farm are gonna have to do something about these fixed price contracts. Exceptional circumstances would have to mean things are relooked at. Next month It will be 26ppl fixed price vrs 40ppl+
But was you forced into the fixed price or signed up willingly
 

Mouser

Member
Location
near Belfast
Part of my milk is on the fixed price scheme with Dale Farm. The 29ppl meant I didn't get over the 40p. Think Dale Farm are gonna have to do something about these fixed price contracts. Exceptional circumstances would have to mean things are relooked at. Next month It will be 26ppl fixed price vrs 40ppl+
Nobody should have been in it to start with, the co-op should be delivering the best price possible to all members. If they want to fix a price with a customer then everyone should lose/benefit the same. It would be different if it was for 50+% of their milk pool and needed guarantees for supply but for 10% or less? Not necessary. Was only ever going to lead to someone loosing out. If milk went way down the ones not fixed would be cut to supplement the need to pay 29p to the fixed. Or the current situation where fixed is loosing.
 

Thompyd

Member
But was you forced into the fixed price or signed up willingly
Not the point. You sign up based on normal market circumstances. These are abnormal times. There's plenty of business' out there who will have been on fixed price contracts with supermarkets. If they were to continue to fulfill these obligations they would simply go out of business and the supermarket would have to look elsewhere and at today's prices .
 

Back Row Man

Member
Location
Co Antrim
Nobody should have been in it to start with, the co-op should be delivering the best price possible to all members. If they want to fix a price with a customer then everyone should lose/benefit the same. It would be different if it was for 50+% of their milk pool and needed guarantees for supply but for 10% or less? Not necessary. Was only ever going to lead to someone loosing out. If milk went way down the ones not fixed would be cut to supplement the need to pay 29p to the fixed. Or the current situation where fixed is loosing.
From what I'm told that's not the way it works. The fixed price scheme is an agreed amount of product delivered over 3 years at a fixed price to the customer. The amount of product in the scheme depends on the amount of milk contracted to it, there is no crossover of money into or out of the scheme from the general milk pool. As regards changes to the scheme I would think it very unlikely.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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