Donegal milk producers warned they could face EU superlevy

Some Donegal dairy farmers are faced with the threat of incurring very serious superlevy fines if their milk production exceeds their quotas.

Some milk processors are 15% up on milk supplies compared to this time last year, in 2010 Ireland only narrowly escaped incurring superlevy fines.

Farmers are being warned that going ‘over-quota’ could lead to them incurring the kind of financial penalties that could devastate their income and trigger a cash flow crisis.

Pat McCormack, the Chairman of the ICMSA Dairy Committee, says farmers need to take a collective responsibility approach:

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