The October milk league shows that for most processors it was a case of holding what they had on milk price. The west Cork co-ops remain on top even when we exclude the milk quality bonus for milk delivered under 200 SCC, which a lot of west Cork farmers would be getting.

Lakeland Dairies lifted base price by 0.25c/l bringing it to the top of the chasing pack, heading up Division 2. Arrabawn Co-op also lifted price a touch, but it remains in Division 3. There was some upward movement from some of the smaller players, North Cork and Boherbue.