Minister Killeen Reports On Current Milk Super Levy Situation

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Food, Tony Killeen TD, has announced that based on estimated milk deliveries as submitted by Milk Purchasers for the period up to 31st December 2008, Ireland is 3.53% under quota when account is taken of the butterfat content of milk deliveries during the same period.

[ClickPress, Tue Jan 20 2009] He said that the rate of super levy for the 2008/09 period is EUR0.2783 per kilogram or EUR0.286565 per litre.

The milk super-levy and milk quotas were introduced in 1984 marking the first major changes to the CAP since Ireland's entry to the EEC. Sheep and sucker cow numbers increased as a result.

Irelandís milk quota position is published on the Departmentís website ( under ĎPublicationsí, followed by the relevant year.


Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or
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