01 May 1998
Quota — efficiency the answer
LEST we forget – in 1984 quotas may be accused of lowering margins, yet in 1985 margins jumped faster than ever before! With or without quotas, profit comes from eficiency.
Lets get everyone feeding efficiently, at whatever level of production suits their farm and management style. Just check out the “margin gap” to see how far we have to go on that one!
It is totally lacking any logic to suggest that increasing output automatically raises efficiency. Not a popular line, I know, but the truth often makes greedy men uncomfortable!
PETER N ALLEN (of Cowcash-UK, where efficiency is our business!), 40 Swansholme Gardens, SANDY, Bedfordshire