Few sectors have felt the effect of market volatility in the past 18 months more than dairy. It has seen prices tumble from record highs to 20-year lows on the back of relatively modest shifts in world supply and demand. One of the less attractive side-effects has been the emotive debate around the emerging gulf between the fortunes of those on retailer-aligned “cost-plus” contracts and “the rest”. David Alvis is managing director of Yorkshire Dairy Goats, based in the East […]
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