Carbery has announced that it will adding a 1c/l drought support to the price paid for milk in July, bringing its price up to 32.8c/l excluding VAT.

The four west Cork co-ops of Drinagh co-op, Bandon co-op, Barryroe co-op and Lisavaird co-op were at the top of the June milk league and supply milk to Carbery for cheese processing.

Lisavaird co-op has also just announced that it will be increasing its base price to 33.10c/l excluding VAT at 3.60% butter fat and 3.3% protein.

Drinagh has announced that it will be dropping its 2c/l stability support but increase its base milk price by 2c/l. It will also add a 1c/l drought support increase, bring the overall price the farmer receives to 33.57c/l excluding VAT.

Glanbia and Lakeland

The board of Glanbia decided to hold its milk price for July milk supplies. Glanbia suppliers will receive 30.36c/l excluding VAT for milk supplied in July, at 3.6% butterfat and 3.3% protein.

Meanwhile, Lakeland Dairies has increased its base milk price by 1 cent per litre to 31.1c/l excluding VAT for July milk supplies. This is to recognise the difficult conditions being experienced by dairy farmers, it said.

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