Non-producers risk losing quota

By FWi staff

QUOTA holders risk of breaching Intervention Board guidelines, warnss Caroline Carr of Ian Potter Associates.

Low milk prices are tempting many quota holders to stay away from the market.

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But under current regulations, non-producing holders must lease at least some of their quota to another party, or risk having it confiscated by the Board without compensation.

At most risk are those who decide to sell off a proportion of their quota, she adds.

“The remaining balance will still be liable for confiscation if part of it is not used during the quota year.”

But some observers suggest even leasing one litre would be enough to avoid confiscation.

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