Healy tells producers farmers 'can't take all the risks' and cuts must end

Milk

Healy tells producers farmers 'can't take all the risks' and cuts must end

Farmers cannot be expected to bear the market risk from volatile milk prices and still expand production just to fill capacity, according to newly-elected IFA president Joe Healy.

He was speaking at a joint conference in Laois with FCStone on Making Risk Management Work for Farmers.

Mr Healy sent a clear message to the industry: “There can be no more milk price cuts. Farmers can take no more.”

The IFA president said that after five years of major investment, co-op management teams and boards must take stock and find cost savings and efficiencies in every area of operation. Consolidation, joint ventures, co-operation must come back to the fore.

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