IFA Focus On Farmer Confidence In Milk Testing

IRELAND - WITH moves to change milk pricing systems to remunerate farmers exclusively for the constituents in their milk, coops must act on their sup-pliers’ demands for independence on milk testing and full transparency on pricing, says IFA National Dairy Committee chairman Richard Kennedy in a statement to The Nationalist.
calendar icon 2 August 2007
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Dairy Chairman Richard Kennedy, who stated categorically that his ultimate aim was to achieve Central, Independent milk testing, presented his 4-point plan to work towards it, while achieving rapidly a milk testing regime which farmers can trust:

  1. Monitoring of protein and butterfat testing by the Department, including publication of results
  2. Creation of Co-op advisory committees with responsibility for milk testing to provide interface between co-op management and farmers
  3. All future lab investment to be made jointly by co-ops, and with full international accreditation
  4. Co-ops to provide every-collection sample testing

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