Milk Link announces 0.5ppl increase to production bonus

Milk Link has announced a 0.5ppl increase in the production bonus paid to its members from 1 July 2008. The total bonus on all litres produced will rise to 0.8ppl, provided production is at least the same, or above last year on a month-by-month basis.

"The move will hopefully stimulate further production," the firms chief executive, Neil Kennedy said. "Although our member milk volumes are stable year-on-year, the securing of further important business wins with key retail customers means that we are now in a position where we need to incentivise higher milk production."