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 31 July 2009, Ireland is 6.73% under quota when account is taken of the butterfat content of milk deliveries during the same period.
[ClickPress, Thu Aug 27 2009] Minister of State Killeen said that the rate of super levy for the 2009/10 period is EUR0.2783 per kilogram 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 (http://www.agriculture.gov.ie) under ĎPublicationsí, followed by the relevant year.
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