Markets news

25 February 1998

Markets news

TURN to our Markets section for news of this weeks business, and commentary on agricultural markets:

  • Sheep and lambs

    Farmers representatives have called on the Government and European Union to start a private storage aid scheme for sheep. – Click here

  • Milk

    An increased supply of used milk quota has shaved more than a penny off prices, according to agents. – Click here

  • Finished cattle

    Cattle prices plummeted again yesterday at live auctions across England and Wales. – Click here

  • Potatoes

    Potato prices have reached something of a stalemate less than two weeks after breaking through the £80/ tonne barrier, say traders. – Click here

  • Pigs

    Its been another confusing week for pig producers. The All-Average Pig Price climbed 3p, but spot prices fell by twice as much in the opposite direction. – Click here

  • Wheat

    French analysts predict an increased UK wheat harvest this year. – Click here

  • Business

    Northern Foods is to buy Woodgate Dairies for £17 million. – Click here

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