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  For example I heard at the market yesterday that Wisemans was talking to a local 3 million litre producer this week.
 



Would i be right in assuming you mean a N.I producer talking to Wiseman`s?
That shows how tight supplies are,when they would consider haulage,ferry costs..
18p is bad news for all,mainland producers too.Even with 3-4p/litre for haulage,it would still be cheap milk to "balance" with,considering Wiseman`s current base price of 27.2p/Tesco-28.75p

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I thought dumping milk worked recently in Germany? Perhaps not!




Unfortunately our milk strike had no effect at all. Currently we are receiving 31 cent per litre and the price is expected to fall clearly below the 30 cent mark in the next months... :arrh
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Yup, you'd be right scoobyscotlad. Fairly reliable source but how that could work in practice when you would want tankers full to the brim I don't know. Perhaps they are thinking of buying a struggling processor over here rather than shipping direct?
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re pulling the bung on the milk tank I wouldn't like to be asking the bank manager for an overdraft extension to allow me to dump a fortnights milk.
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re pulling the bung on the milk tank I wouldn't like to be asking the bank manager for an overdraft extension to allow me to dump a fortnights milk.



So what do you expect your friendly local bank manager will say when you explain how you're selling milk for less than the cost of production? In my experience most bank managers are the 'economist' type, so good luck with explaining that one!

Svennis, I'm sorry to hear you guys are struggling too and that your protest didn't deliver the desired result. Any other ideas?!

I'm sorry to be 'raving' on about this, but (incase you hadn't gathered!) it just makes my blood boil, ever so slightly, when we're expected to take 18ppl and be thankful! I'm afraid I seem to be a lone voice in the wilderness here! Has everyone else just become resigned to the fact that we're gonna get shafted, roll over and say 'please sir, can I have some more'?! emoticonOH:
Is there no pride left in the industry (at least in Norn Iron)?

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I don't know about the 'no pride' comment, but I think there's a feeling that if dairy farmers get shafted again at this point many people are just going to say enough and walk away.
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And some of us will be walking away with bugger all, but hey you have to draw the line somewhere. emoticon
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 Will:- I share your frustration if Wiseman can buy cheap milk in NI then the price paid here on the mainland must be affected buy that, explore every option before dumping,if the ferry from Ballycastle to Campbeltown was running we have a creamery here running under capacity and a price nearer 30p Oct/Nov but if you guys are at 18p how long will it be before we start to slip.
 For years now you guys have proped up the Quota market and the cows going to NI have put a floor on cow prices in the south of Scotland /north of England so this will affect us too.But processors over here are at as well Wisemans and Grahams give the producers 0.75-1ppl and put it up to the shops by 4-5p and tell them it is to help producers, how long can they put the boot in like this.
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And some of us will be walking away with bugger all, but hey you have to draw the line somewhere. emoticon



...and some people with a lot less than that, and that is why they keep plugging on, they can't afford to retire or get out.


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I don't know about the 'no pride' comment, but I think there's a feeling that if dairy farmers get shafted again at this point many people are just going to say enough and walk away.



And how many have to walk away before the buyers realise that their supply will soon be non-existant? And how many have to walk away before Mr Dobbin and his colleagues realise that there will be no dairy farmers left to be 'United'?!

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