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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Another processor confirms 1c/L milk price rise

Carbery has today (Wednesday, January 19th,2022) confirmed that it has increased its milk price for December 2021 by 1c/L.

Its announcement this afternoon follows Aurivo’s and Dairygold’s yesterday (Tuesday).

Carbery December milk price

In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson said:

“The board is pleased to confirm their decision to also pay a 0.5c/L bonus for all milk supplied in 2021.”

“If the four West Cork co-ops; Bandon, Barryroe, Drinagh and Lisavaird, replicate the decision, this will result in an average base price for December of 40.4c/L inclusive of VAT and 0.5cpl Somatic Cell Count (SCC) bonus.”

“The price for December, including an additional 2021 0.5c/L bonus, is 40.9c/L.” the spokesperson concluded.

Carbery suppliers to plant a further 60,000 trees in 2022  

In related news, last month, Carbery Group launched the latest phase of its tree-planting project with the aim of planting a further 60,000 trees.

The west Cork-based international ingredients, flavours, and award-winning cheese producer has joined forces with long-time partners, SWS Forestry, and new partners, the Green Economy Foundation.

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West Cork Trees Project has secured funding under the DAFM’s Rural Development Programme, using the (EIP) Scheme.

Each of the 1,200 Carbery suppliers will receive 50 trees for free via their local co-op.

Trees – which it will distribute in January 2022 – include oak, birch, whitethorn, blackthorn.

In March 2016, Carbery launched the initiative, which was “the first of its kind for Ireland’s dairy industry”.

The aim is to address climate change locally by offsetting carbon emissions.

Since the launch in 2016, suppliers have planted some 45,000 trees across west Cork.

As well as this, as part of the project, the group will host workshops on protecting and enhancing biodiversity.

The launch took place on the farm of Carbery supplier, John Hurley, Dunmanway.

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