As predicted in this blog when the General Election was first called in April, a change of government has led to little in the way of change in agricultural policy.
Archive | May, 2010
The EU commission is inviting offers to buy butter and skimmed milk powder out of intervention.
It must be that time of year – hot on the heels of yesterday’s financials fronm Robert Wiseman Dairies come preliminary annual results from Dairy Crest.
Robert Wiseman Dairies has just posted its financials for the year to April. Here are the highlights: Sales volumes up 9.1% to a record 1.77 billion litres (2009: 1.62 billion) Turnover increased by 4.5% to £886.2 million (2009: £847.7 million) Operating profit up by 43.1% to £50.3 million (2009: £35.1 million) Adjusted operating profit up […]
Continuing the “learning curve” theme of my last blog posting, earlier this week I received “chapter and verse” on the egg laying industry’s number one pest – red mites.
It’s been a month exactly since I took over as editor of Poultry World and, as I predicted at the outset, it’s been a steep learning curve.
Just as the threat of a WTO deal never quite goes away – talks are always “stalled”, not “abandoned” – so the threat of a bilateral trade deal with the Mercosur countries has a habit of cropping up from time to time.