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Milk Marque learns its fate today

06 July 1999
Milk Marque learns its fate today

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Milk Marque learns its fate today

06 July 1999
Milk Marque learns its fate today

THE long-awaited Competition Commission report on the milk industry – tipped to recommend the break-up of Milk Marque – is expected this afternoon (Tuesday) …more…


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Milk Marque learns its fate today

06 July 1999
Milk Marque learns its fate today

By Johann Tasker

THE long-awaited Competition Commission report on the milk industry – tipped to recommend the break-up of Milk Marque – is expected this afternoon (Tuesday).

The report from the 18-month-long inquiry is currently in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, said a spokesman from the Department of Trade and Industry.

The document, which runs to more than 1000 pages, will be published this afternoon, the spokesman told Farmers Weekly.

It is widely expected to result in a radical shake-up of the UK milk industry, including the break-up of Milk Marque, the countrys biggest supplier of raw milk.

A spokesman from the MAFF press office said he had not seen the report, but Agriculture Minister Nick Brown said yesterday that its release was “imminent”.

Mr Brown has already seen and read the report, but is pledged to secrecy over its findings and recommendations under after it is published.

He has promised to arrange an emergency meeting with farmers and milk industry representatives as soon as the document is in the public domain.

The inquiry by the Competition Commission, formerly the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, was started in January last year.

It was launched after accusations that Milk Marque was abusing its market position.

Milk Marque is the largest farmer-owned cooperative in the country, and has more than half the share of the liquid milk market.

Dairy companies, many of which buy milk from Milk Marque for processing, have frequently accused the cooperative of forcing up the price of milk.

If the report does recommend the break-up of Milk Marque, many commentators are likely to see it as being hostile to the farming industry.

But there could be some benefits.

Farmers may be encouraged to add value to milk by being allowed a more direct involvement in the dairy processing sector.

They could also be encouraged to sell their products direct to supermarkets and other retailers rather than through a third party.

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Milk Marque learns its fate today

06 July 1999
Milk Marque learns its fate today

THE long-awaited Competition Commission report on the milk industry – tipped to recommend the break-up of Milk Marque – is expected this afternoon (Tuesday) …more…


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Milk Marque learns its fate today

06 July 1999
Milk Marque learns its fate today

By Johann Tasker

THE long-awaited Competition Commission report on the milk industry – tipped to recommend the break-up of Milk Marque – is expected this afternoon (Tuesday).

The report from the 18-month-long inquiry is currently in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, said a spokesman from the Department of Trade and Industry.

The document, which runs to more than 1000 words, will be published this afternoon, the spokesman told Farmers Weekly.

It is widely expected to result in a radical shake-up of the UK milk industry, including the break-up of Milk Marque, the countrys biggest supplier of raw milk.

A spokesman from the MAFF press office said he had not seen the report, but Agriculture Minister Nick Brown said yesterday that its release was “imminent”.

Mr Brown has already seen and read the report, but is pledged to secrecy over its findings and recommendations under after it is published.

He has promised to arrange an emergency meeting with farmers and milk industry representatives as soon as the document is in the public domain.

The inquiry by the Competition Commission, formerly the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, was started in January last year.

It was launched after accusations that Milk Marque was abusing its market position.

Milk Marque is the largest farmer-owned cooperative in the country, and has more than half the share of the liquid milk market.

Dairy companies, many of which buy milk from Milk Marque for processing, have frequently accused the cooperative of forcing up the price of milk.

If the report does recommend the break-up of Milk Marque, many commentators are likely to see it as being hostile to the farming industry.

But there could be some benefits.

Farmers may be encouraged to add value to milk by being allowed a more direct involvement in the dairy processing sector.

They could also be encouraged to sell their products direct to supermarkets and other retailers rather than through a third party.

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Milk Marque learns its fate today

06 July 1999
Milk Marque learns its fate today

THE long-awaited Competition Commission report on the milk industry – tipped to recommend the break-up of Milk Marque – is expected this afternoon (Tuesday) …more…


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Milk Marque learns its fate today

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Milk Marque learns its fate today

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Milk Marque learns its fate today

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By Johann Tasker

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