The aim of the Milk Quota (MQ) system, introduced on 2 April 1984, was to limit the supply of milk within the European Union. MQ may be described as a producer's right to sell a fixed number of litres of milk a year without having to pay a levy and was allocated to producers by reference to the land used by them. In this context the term ‘producer’ embraces

an individual

a partnership

a company farming as freeholder or under a tenancy or licence.

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