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.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.