Dairy Industry Under Pressure As Milk Demand Falls

The Clare Chair of the ICMSA says it would be a “devastation for the whole of the EU” if milk production was to fail, especially during the current crisis.

It follows a report published by Dairy Industry Ireland which says that with current restrictions due to COVID-19 and a fall in demand around the world, there is currently an oversupply of milk.

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association says despite help from the Irish government, more needs to be done at a European level to ensure the sector, which is worth €11.3 billion can continue.


Martin McMahon has been telling Clare FM’s Michael Glynn that many young farmers have invested large amounts of money in the industry and it’s crucial they get a good price for milk at this time.