November 2017 Monthly Management

Forage Budgeting - What to do when short on forage

In many parts of the country fodder is scarce. For those who think they can scrape through, a late spring could cause problems and it is better to act now It is important that all farmers immediately assess their forage position, i.e. quality and quantity of silage stocks. To calculate quantity, measure the size of the pit – length x…

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November 2017 Newsletter

Milk Price

The milk price for the month of October is unchanged at 37.31 cpl (169.61 cents per gallon) at 3.60% butterfat and 3.30% protein, including Summer Somatic Cell Count (SCC) bonus of 0.5 cpl and VAT at 5.4%.

The average price paid for the month is 45.39 cents per litre. This is based on the average butterfat of 4.52% and protein of 3.72%, including SCC bonus and VAT.

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Fixed Milk Price Scheme (FMPS 4)

Carbery, through its individual West Cork Co-operatives, is offering milk suppliers a 3 year fixed milk price scheme beginning on January 1st 2018 and ending on December 31st 2020. This scheme gives suppliers the option to avail of a fixed milk price for a minimum of 10% of their 2017 supply volume in the specified period.

This is a voluntary scheme which offers suppliers milk price…

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