Latest figures put Glanbia 6.5% over quota
In its latest milk quota update as of August 23 it also outlines that Premier is also some 5.2% or 7.5 million litres over quota.
Glanbia commented that supplies were again very strong in August continuing the year-to-date trend. Since January Glanbia and Premier’s combined milk intake is now 5% or 40 million litres ahead of last year.
Latest figures from the CSO shows that domestic milk intake up 5.8% in July.
Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 690.3 million litres for July 2014. Year to date milk intake is now up 7.1% comparted to the same period in 2013.
Comparing the July 2014 milk produce figures with those for July 2013 shows that total milk sold for human consumption decreased by 3.8% to 38.0 million litres. Butter production was also up 20.4% to 20,100 tonnes.