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Support for co-op members impacted by weather challenges

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Glanbia has today (4th April 2018) announced that in order to support customers of Glanbia Ireland impacted by severe weather related challenges, it will make a support payment of €50 per tonne on all ruminant feed purchased by Glanbia Co-op members during the month of April. This payment will be made in addition to all other previously announced schemes.

To help with feed shortages Glanbia has also arranged for the import of 1,000 tonnes of Alfalfa from Spain which will land in Dublin port this weekend for distribution to Glanbia agri-branches by early next week.

Glanbia Chairman Henry Corbally said: “The Glanbia Board is very conscious that the prolonged winter and tough spring is having a significant impact on farmers and their animals. We are putting in place these additional supports for member customers and will continue to monitor the situation over the coming weeks.”

Previously (3rd March), Glanbia announced that it would pay 20 cent per litre (including VAT) on milk volumes that were lost due to the impact of Storm Emma (in the event that a farm insurance policy does not cover such losses).

Also to help farmers deal with the challenging Spring, the Glanbia Ireland farm team held a series of animal nutrition clinics at 19 locations from Monday March 26th to Wednesday 28th and will continue to engage as needed with its farmers.

If you require any further information, please contact your local Glanbia Ireland representative.

First Published 4 April 2018


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