There is no justification for these cuts, the Dairy Committee Chairman at the ICMSA, Gerald Quain, said, despite a mild relaxation in butter prices. Powder prices and global figures all indicate a tightening in dairy markets across the world and Fonterra has actually lifted its price in recent weeks.
Once again, this inexplicable decision is raising hackles among producers.
The first four rounds took place in the autumn at Abbeydorney, Ardfert, Killarney and Ballyheigue (the County Championship match) but the dry start to the year has resulted in the remaining two destinations postponing until a suitable sod was available.
Causeway is the first of the two to go ahead, on the Callaghan family farm, now operated by the Corridan family at Knocknagree. Ballyduff being the venue. The local secretary Michael Donegan would appreciate an early indication from all those intending to compete to let him know on 086 3306092 as soon as possible.