December 2017 Newsletter

Milk Price, SDAS Reminder, Carbery Bonus, Fixed Milk Price Scheme 4, Score Drinagh Feeds Notice, CellCheck Awards 2016, Milk Supply Agreement

21 December 2017

Milk Price

The milk price for the month of November is unchanged at 37.71 cpl (171.43 cents per gallon) at 3.60% butterfat and 3.30% protein, including Winter Somatic Cell Count (SCC) bonus of 0.88 cpl and VAT at 5.4%.

The average price paid for the month is 44.88 cents per litre. This is based on the average butterfat of 4.55% and protein of 3.67%, including SCC bonus and VAT.

SDAS Reminder

All suppliers are reminded that as and from January 1st 2018, milk collection will only take place from SDAS certified farms. Any Supplier that is not certified will have milk collection suspended until certification is achieved.

Carbery Bonus 2017

At a recent board meeting the Carbery Board approved a bonus payment of 1.0 cents per litre on 2017 milk supply.

Fixed Milk Price Scheme 4

A maximum of 10% of 2017 supply was available for each milk supplier to be contracted in Fixed milk price scheme (FMPS) 4. As the scheme was undersubscribed each supplier that entered the scheme was able to fix their desired volume.

The completed FMPS4 form with monthly supply levels included will be completed and sent back to all participants in January 2018.

Seasons Greetings

Our Board of Directors, Management & Staff would like to wish all milk suppliers, customers & shareholders a Peaceful Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

Score Drinagh Feeds Notice

Christmas Working Arrangements:

Open Mon 18th – Sat 23rd Dec (9am - 1pm on Sat)

Closed Sat 23rd (From 1pm) – Wed 27th Dec

Open Thurs 28th – Fri 29th

Closed Sat 30st Dec – Mon 1st Jan

Normal working hours thereafter

To facilitate the production and delivery of feed, please have ordered by Wednesday 20th Dec for delivery before Christmas.

At Score Drinagh Feeds we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for your valued custom, support and loyalty throughout the year. We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and look forward to your continued trade in 2018.

CellCheck Awards 2016

Aidan Hickey Gurrane, Ballydehob pictured left with Seamus Daly at the national CellCheck Milking for Quality Awards ceremony held in Lyrath Estate in Kilkenny at the end of November.Aidan was recognised at the awards for having the lowest SCC in Drinagh for 2016. Drinagh wish to congratulate Aidan on his outstanding achievement.

Drinagh also held their own awards night in Skibbereen where the 39 Drinagh suppliers who were among the top 500 in the country in terms of SCC were presented with their plaques.

Pic L-R Liam Herlihy Chairman FBD, Aidan Hickey, Seamus Daly, Finola McCoy CellCheck Co-Ordinator and Mike Magan AHI Chairman.
Pictured L-R: TJ Sullivan, Chairman Drinagh Co-op, Julie McSweeney Drimoleague, Joe O’Sullivan, CEO & Orla Lynch FBD.
Pictured L-R: TJ Sullivan, Chairman Drinagh Co-op, Charles Hegarty Caheragh, Joe O’Sullivan, CEO Drinagh & Orla Lynch FBD.

Milk Supply Agreement

Most suppliers have already signed and returned their milk supply agreement and annual agreed volume application form for milk supply from January 1st 2018. To facilitate the remaining suppliers who wish to supply milk from 1st Jan 2018, Seamus Daly, Tim Regan and Darren Lynch will be available in the following branches on the dates and times outlined below to assist in the completion of the forms.

Location Date Time
Bantry Farm Centre Tues 9th January 11.00am to 1.00pm
Skib Hardware Tues 9th January 2.30pm to 5.00pm
Dunmanway Wed 10th January 11.00am to 1.00pm
Kilmeen Wed 10th January 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Aughadown Thurs 11th January 11.00am to 1.00pm
Lowertown Thurs 11th January 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Drinagh Central Friday 12th January 10.00am to 4.00pm


  • Drinagh Milk Quality Standard included in this months accounts.
  • Return signed Milk Supply Agreement and Annual Agreed volume.