Northern Ireland Milk Price Tracker

Mouser

Member
Location
near Belfast
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.
Correct, that's how it is supposed to work, my point is that the farmers (members) shouldn't have to contract into that scheme, it's not as if dale farm are going to loose 90% of their milk pool and not be able to fulfill the requirements. If dale farm felt 27.5 was a good price to contract at then so be it, that money should go in the pot for everyone whether it raises or lowers the base.
 

Back Row Man

Member
Location
Co Antrim
Correct, that's how it is supposed to work, my point is that the farmers (members) shouldn't have to contract into that scheme, it's not as if dale farm are going to loose 90% of their milk pool and not be able to fulfill the requirements. If dale farm felt 27.5 was a good price to contract at then so be it, that money should go in the pot for everyone whether it raises or lowers the base.
Yes that's a very valid point, perhaps a co op shouldn't be doing 'special deals' for only certain members even if it is a voluntary scheme?
 
I'm afraid you spun the wheel of fortune, lady luck wasn't on your side, big boys games big boys rules
Reminds me of the farmers who leased all their milk quotas back in the day ,gambling there'd be no super levy,some won, some lost all
 

MrA.G.

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Northern Ireland
What’s the issue? I’m sure hundreds of Tb cattle with either confirmed Tb or sub clinical Tb enter the food chain every week.
In any case, if this was known publicly there may be a bigger push on to sort any underlying issues that are contributing to the spread
 
My compressor for parlour feeders had a baby after 26 years, bought a new jefferson 300 litre for £520, it's had a baby after 7 months, pump looks to have seized, are all new compressors sh!t, what's everyone else using
 

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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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