Superlevy – Managing a Difficult Situation to the Quota Year End

by IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey At last week’s Ploughing Championship, the 2011/12 superlevy situation was one of the most pressing topics raised by dairy farmers.  While IFA is continuing to press for a “softer” landing and focussing on the EU Commission’s end 2012 review, National Dairy Chairman Kevin Kiersey stresses that there […]

Time Will Tell Value of New IDB Index, But IFA Will Continue Informing Farmers as Before – Kiersey

Commenting on the new IDB index, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said it had the potential to provide more information than the previous IDB SMP/butter index, because it reflected the full portfolio traded by the IDB, both commodities and higher value products. However, the IFA man said: “Time will tell the value of […]

Continued Dairy Market Improvments Justify Milk Price Lift to 33C/L – Kiersey

Speaking after the first June Fonterra auction lifted dairy prices by an average of 4.5%, IFA Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said this was yet another market indicator showing real price improvements for most dairy commodities.  “It shows a reversal of the market weakness of March and April and augurs well for further milk price […]

Kiersey Warns Against Complacency in Dairy Sector and Urges Industry and Minister to Get on With Necessary Hard Decisions

IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey said that at least one crucial deadline of the Dairy Expansion Activation Group’s (DEAG) recommendations had already been missed, which asked that milk processors and ICOS conclude the KPMG efficiency study and start developing a strategy for the future development of the industry by the end of March […]

IFA Urges Farmers and Co-ops to Work Together to Avoid 2010/11 Superlevy Bill

With two days to go to the end of the 2010/11 milk quota year, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Kevin Kiersey today (Tues) urged all over quota dairy farmers and all co-ops, to work closely together in coming days to avoid the wasteful cost of superlevy for this year. He said he was determined to […]