Milk Price & Supply
After milk price support of 0.5 cents per litre (cpl) by the Co-Op, the milk price for the month of May is unchanged at 25.65 cpl (116.60 cents per gallon) at 3.60% butterfat and 3.30% protein, including a bonus of 0.5 cpl for a Summer Somatic Cell Count (SCC) of less than 200,000, SDAS bonus of 0.15 cpl and VAT at 5.2%.
The average price paid for the month based on the average butterfat of 3.81% and protein of 3.47%, including SCC, SDAS bonuses and VAT is 27.22 cpl.
The milk supply for the month of May was 25,000,490 litres (5,499,327 gallons). This represents an increase of 4.87% on supply compared to May 2015.
Chairman & Vice-Chairman
At a recent meeting of the Board of Directors Mr. Richard Connell, Dunmanus, Toormore was elected Chairman and Mr. TJ Sullivan, Urhan Cross, Eyeries was elected as Vice-Chairman.
We congratulate them in their appointments and wish them well in their terms of office.
Feed, fertilizer and milk bonuses already announced are being paid in this month’s accounts. The bonus is €7.50 per tonne of fertilizer and €10.00 per tonne of feed purchased in 2015.
Milk bonus is 0.25 cents per litre on 2015 milk supplies where purchases from the Society were greater than 7.0 cents per litre and 0.125 cents per litre where purchases were less than 7.0 cents per litre and greater than 5.0 cents per litre.
No bonus is paid where purchases are less than 5.0 cents per litre.
This brings the total bonuses paid by the Society for 2015 to €1,032,038.
Clonakilty Darrara Open Day
Teagasc are hosting a Research Open day in Clonakilty Agricultural College on Tuesday the 28th of June from 10.30 am.
The aim of the day is to showcase the recent research that has been undertaken in Clonakilty Agricultural College and Moorepark into white clover in grazing systems.
Other topics to be covered on the day include:
- Coping with milk price volatility and
All welcome to attend
Best Practice in Milking
Frs best practice in milking courses are ongoing around the country. The course is completed over 2 days and costs €250. Anyone interested in attending or sending someone to attend should call 1890 20 1000 or book online.
Carbery Quality Milk Awards 2015
The Drinagh Co-Op Winner of the award is:
Michael & Maguerite Crowley, Bauravilla Upper, Skibbereen.
Drinagh Co-Op runners up are:
Billy Wolfe, Knockawaddra, Lisbealad
Timothy O’Mahony, Dreenane, Schull
The overall Carbery Winner is: Michael & Maguerite Crowley, Bauravilla Upper, Skibbereen
We congratulate the three finalists on their remarkable achievement of consistently producing top quality milk. A farm walk will be held on the farm of Michael & Maguerite Crowley, Bauravilla Upper, Skibbereen later in the year.
The following are the top 30 registered milk suppliers for 2015 based on their milk quality in alphabetical order:
Anthony O’Donovan, Bawn farm, Castletownsend
Anthony O’Shea, Gories, Bantry
Billy Wolfe Knockawaddra, Lisbealad
Brendan O’Driscoll, Shreelanes, Leap
Charles Joseph McCarthy, Gortycrossig, Toehead, Castletownsend
Dan & Catherine McCarthy, Lissane, Drimoleague
David Kingston, Curraghnaloughra, Drinagh
Declan Harrington, Gortnaclohy,Skibbereen
Denis Collins, Letterlickey, Bantry
Donal & Mary Hayes, Shuntullig, Durrus, Bantry
Donie & Mary O’Donovan, Cullinagh, Skibbereen
Francis Keating, Droumnacara, Church Cross, Skibbereen
James Young, Derryclough, Drinagh
Jason Wolfe, Stouke, Ballydehob
Jeremiah & Diarmuid O’Brien, Ballyboy, Dunmanway
John Moynihan, Shuntullig, Dunbeacon, Durrus
John O’Regan, Kielbronogue, Schull
Karol O’Shea, Angram, Drimoleague
Kieran O’Sullivan, Dunmanus, Goleen
Liam O’Donovan, Clohane, Skibbereen
Michael & Marguerite Crowley, Bauravilla Upper, Skibbereen
Michael Murnane, Coorydowney, Drimolague
Michael Russell, Knockane, Drimoleague
Neil Collins, Drinagh East, Lisbealad, Dunmanway
Noel & Derek Jagoe, Toughmacdermody, Drinagh
Padraig & Mairead Horgan Glounathnaw, Bantry
Patrick Collins, Knockataggart, Skibbereen
Reps. Tadgh Kingston Ferlihanes, Rossmore
Sean Dineen, Bawnbue, Drimoleague
Timothy O’Mahony Dreenane, Schull