• The EU Commission announced a €150m milk reduction scheme in July that will be compulsory for all member states (including the UK) to offer to dairy farmers. Payment of c. 12p/l will be made for litres not supplied on a year on year basis. The scheme will be administered in the UK by the RPA. The first window to apply will be mid September 2016 for the October/December 2016 period (vs production Oct/Dec 2015), with three further opportunities. This scheme will also be available to those who retire/exit milk production, as long as they were active milk producers in July 2016. Please click on the attached for more details.

    If members are intending to participate in one of the schemes please ensure that you reflect any changes in your expected production within your forecast submissions.