Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme

Glanbia announces changes to peak milk supply measure

Glanbia announces changes to peak milk supply measure

Glanbia Ireland has announced a number of changes to its mechanism to manage the rate of growth in peak milk...

March 30, 2021

‘EU Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme likely to become permanent policy tool’

‘EU Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme likely to become permanent policy tool’

The European Parliament’s Committee on Agriculture has voted in favour of a voluntary volume reduction programme. This is said to be...

May 12, 2017

EU dairy sector must retain €30m left unspent under milk reduction scheme – IFA

EU dairy sector must retain €30m left unspent under milk reduction scheme – IFA

The IFA is calling on the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed to obtain a ‘retention’ for the...

April 6, 2017

Department confirms milk reduction payment procedures

Department confirms milk reduction payment procedures

The payment procedures that will be put in place for the EU Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme have been confirmed by...

January 6, 2017

Over 500 farmers apply for Phase II of milk reduction scheme

Over 500 farmers apply for Phase II of milk reduction scheme

The Department of Agriculture has announced that 556 farmers have applied to reduce their milk production under Phase II the...

October 18, 2016

Details of round two of milk reduction scheme revealed

Details of round two of milk reduction scheme revealed

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has today announced details of how Irish farmers can apply to the second round...

October 3, 2016

All Irish applications accepted in full for milk reduction scheme

All Irish applications accepted in full for milk reduction scheme

The Department of Agriculture’s Voluntary Supply Management Scheme Unit has confirmed that, in respect of the first round of the...

October 3, 2016

Opinion: Voluntary milk reduction has tremendous future potential

Opinion: Voluntary milk reduction has tremendous future potential

It strikes me that the European Commission has handed European dairy farmers  a very effective means of countering future volatility...

September 29, 2016

Large numbers of dairy farmers apply to Milk Reduction Scheme

Large numbers of dairy farmers apply to Milk Reduction Scheme

Just over one third of Kerry Co-op’s milk suppliers have opted to sign up for the EU’s Voluntary Milk Reduction...

September 16, 2016

‘Milk Supply Reduction Scheme must not be hindered by processors’

‘Milk Supply Reduction Scheme must not be hindered by processors’

A level of confusion has arisen in relation to the Voluntary Milk Supply Reduction Scheme that needs to be cleared...

September 14, 2016

EU milk reduction target ‘should be met with a degree of ease’

EU milk reduction target ‘should be met with a degree of ease’

The targets set for the EU milk production reduction scheme should be met with a degree of ease over the...

September 13, 2016

Milk reduction scheme is driving improved market sentiment in Ireland

Milk reduction scheme is driving improved market sentiment in Ireland

It’s still too early to say how many Irish dairy farmers will sign up for the EU voluntary milk reduction...

September 12, 2016

Glanbia posts out voluntary milk reduction applications to all its dairy suppliers

Glanbia posts out voluntary milk reduction applications to all its dairy suppliers

Glanbia has posted out partially prepopulated voluntary milk production reduction scheme application forms to each of its 4,500 producer suppliers....

September 9, 2016

Details of EU Milk Reduction Scheme for North’s farmers revealed

Details of EU Milk Reduction Scheme for North’s farmers revealed

Farmers in Northern Ireland who plan of availing of the EU’s Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme have until September 21 to...

September 8, 2016

Opinion: If dairy processors want milk in November they’ll have to pay for it

Opinion: If dairy processors want milk in November they’ll have to pay for it

Dairy farmers have until September 15 to decide if they’d like to partake in the EU’s new scheme to lower...

September 7, 2016

Poll shows majority of Irish dairy farmers will not apply to Milk Reduction Scheme

Poll shows majority of Irish dairy farmers will not apply to Milk Reduction Scheme

It appears that the majority of Irish dairy farmers will not be applying to the EU’s Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme...

September 5, 2016

Farmers will need to weigh up options with new Milk Supply Reduction Scheme – IFA

Farmers will need to weigh up options with new Milk Supply Reduction Scheme – IFA

Dairy farmers will need to weigh up whether the newly announced Milk Supply Reduction scheme will suit their business, according to...

August 29, 2016

Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme edges closer to coming into effect after EU vote

Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme edges closer to coming into effect after EU vote

The European Union’s Voluntary Milk Reduction Scheme edges closer to coming into effect at national level following a successful vote...

August 25, 2016