However, this has angered the Fresh Milk Producers group (FMP). The group believes that Glanbia has backtracked on arrangements that it had made previously.
Glanbia has written to a number of producers outlining the plans to change the winter production of milk scheme. However, the FMP which represents approximately 30 per cent of Glanbia's milk pool, has slammed the move saying that the company has made decisions without discussing the proposals with the group.
Glanbia's proposed changes to the winter milk scheme included capping some of the winter production of milk from individual suppliers. Furthermore, the company planning to restructure the winter supply pattern. This would result in less milk being produced in the winter and more in the summer months.
Glanbia were planning that producers who surpass their monthly winter quota will only be given a bass manufacturing price for this month.
The FMP group claims that this decision is contrary to previously arranged conditions and calls the move unacceptable.
The FMP represents 1,500 liquid milk producers in Ireland. The group has written to Glanbia in an attempt to arrange a meeting to discuss the matter.