Irish farmers were paid the twelfth highest milk price in the European Union during the month of October, figures from AHDB show.

According to the AHDB, Irish farmers were paid an October milk price of 29.91c/kg –0.31c/kg lower than the EU-15 price and 0.10c/kg more than the EU-28 average.

The October EU weighted average milk price stood at 29.81c/kg, up 2.02c/kg on the previous month.

Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for October was down 0.93c/kg or 3.0% on the year before.

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