Lactalis and its suppliers attain an settlement | EUROtoday

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Un little respite. While farmers proceed their actions, an settlement was reached this Friday 1er March between the enormous Lactalis and the National Union of Lactalis Livestock Breeders (Unell) on the promoting value of milk.

The approval considerations the 1er quarter 2024, for which the promoting value of milk was set at 425 euros per 1,000 liters of primary milk. This is 5 euros greater than the final proposal made by the producer.

Ten days of stress

Unell, which alone represents 60% of Lactalis' milk suppliers, had been in mediation with Lactalis since January 29 after a number of incidents. On Wednesday February 21, the corporate's head workplace was occupied by the Confédération Paysanne union. Tuesday February 27, members of the identical group invaded the industrialist's stand on the Agricultural Show, which closes this Sunday.

READ ALSO Suspicions of large tax fraud: searches at LactalisIn a joint press launch, Unell and Lactalis say “ continue their exchanges under the aegis of mediation” and hope that this agreement will bring ” serenity to build the future.” A ” substantive work on adjustments to the contractual milk price formula” is therefore continuing.

Flammable background

The agreement comes as farmers have been carrying out a series of actions for more than a month to raise awareness of the difficulties they encounter in making a living from their profession. A series of financial aid measures and administrative simplifications were announced in response by the government.

Latest thus far: a nationwide census of the money circulate of agricultural companies. Those in best problem will then have the ability to profit from a rescheduling of their debt and loans at preferential charges.