03 March 1998
Dalgety director sounds quality warning on feed
ANIMAL feed manufacturers will have to match standards in the human food chain to stay in business, Dalgety Agriculture commercial director Andrew Barnard has warned.
Speaking at a London outlook conference on agriculture, Mr Barnard said he was convinced the industry would feel rising commercial pressure for increasingly hygienic and fully traceable feed.
He also said that proposals to cut cereals intervention prices by 20% could
only be seen as positive support for pigs and poultry with a spin-off for the
beef and dairy producer.
He said it was unlikely the full reduction in support prices would be reflected in market values for any length of time, because the 20%
reduction in cereals intervention prices would set levels below world market
prices in normal circumstances.