The main US farm organisations have made a proposal to the USDA to reduce milk supply for six months. The proposal is to pay producers $3 per hundredweight on 90% of their production if they cut production by 10% from their March 2020 baseline. Remember, most have a flat production profile. The programme runs for six months – April through September. That’s the equivalent of circa 5c/l on the 90% of milk supplied.

US farmers would have cows at different stages of lactation which could be dried off easier, unlike Ireland