Dairy Produce Marketing Act, 1961

Sales of butter in the State by the Board to be at price fixed by the Government.

45.—(1) Whenever the Board sells butter which—

(a) is intended for consumption in the State, and

(b) is of a kind which conforms with the provisions in relation to creamery butter of the Dairy Produce Acts, 1924 to 1947, and the regulations made thereunder or is imported butter,

the sale shall be made at the price which stands fixed for the time being under subsection (2) of this section in relation to such sale and is appropriate in relation to the sale.

(2) The Government may from time to time fix the price of butter for the purposes of subsection (1) of this section or may fix two or more prices varying in accordance with either or both of the following, that is to say, the quantity of butter sold and the method of packing the butter, and may specify a date or dates as on and from which the price or prices so fixed shall apply and the Minister shall notify the Board in writing of the price or prices so fixed and the date or dates so specified.