Starting in 1988, the Swiss Valley Farms Board of Directors implemented a voluntary Fall Incentive Program. All members, regardless of size or grade of milk, can earn this premium. Here is how this program works:
- Your production in April, May and June will be added together.
- Your production in September, October and November will be added together.
- You will be paid a Fall Production Premium of $1 per hundredweight for each hundredweight that you produce during the above fall months that is greater than your production for the above spring months. Premiums will be paid in December.
- This is strictly voluntary and is not a base program. Your premium will be calculated and paid each year as outlined above. There are no penalties if you do not qualify.
Production for April, May & June = 180,000 pounds
Production for Sept., Oct. & Nov.= 200,000 pounds
The difference equals = 20,000 pounds more milk produced in the fall months.
TOTAL BONUS DUE PRODUCER = $200 ($1 for each extra hundredweight of milk)