Letters to Glanbia milk suppliers detailing their reference milk supply volume for the three peak months in 2022, 2023 and 2024 have been sent out.
The letters were originally supposed to have been sent out last week, but instead were sent on Monday morning (12 April) and should be available online via the Glanbia Connect website on Monday night.
The letter will detail how much milk each supplier is permitted to produce in each month during the restriction period.
The restrictions were announced by Glanbia in mid-March, as it expects that it won’t have enough processing capacity over the coming years, as a planned milk plant in Belview has encountered difficulty securing planning permission, due to An Taisce’s request for a judicial review of An Bord Pleanála’s approval of a proposed new cheese plant in Belview.
Farmers who produce more than their allocated quantity during the period of restrictions will be faced with a 30% cut in milk price.
Glanbia has said that this penalty could turn into a fine for taking the milk if supplies are not restricted.