It comes as farm organisations call for dairy farmers to be paid 30c/L
Ornua, formerly the Irish Dairy Board, has increased its Purchase Price Index (PPI) for October to 95.9.
That figure is equivalent to a farmgate price of 27.9c/L VAT inclusive and assumed costs of 6.5c/L.
It’s a rise from the September PPI of 92.2 and according to Ornua reflects higher returns in the month across all its main products. The September price rise was the highest it had reached in eight months, up from 85.5 in August.