Glanbia Ireland is introducing charges for the first time for new entrants to dairying and current suppliers who set up an additional dairy unit. The co-op is also changing how it distributes dividends to its members.

Existing suppliers will not be charged once their growth is in line with the average growth planned across the business. For example, if Glanbia Ireland expects to grow supply at 4% per year on average over the next five years, there will be no charge once suppliers grow at this rate also.