French dairy processors are offering farmers 32c for every litre of milk not produced in a bid to curb the seasonal milk production peak in April by up to 30m litres. Industry body CNIEL has written to all farmer milk suppliers to cut April deliveries by 2%-5%. The French dairy industry has established a €10m fund to pay for the production curbs. Lactalis, have also written to their 1,300 farmer milk suppliers in the Brittany and Normandy regions of France asking them to voluntarily reduce milk supply over the coming months. Lactalis says their milk processing sites are already close to capacity, while at the same time absentee rates of employees has skyrocketed due to Covid-19.
Date: 06.04.2020Source: Le Monde