SUMMARY

13 November 1998




SUMMARY

Quota price fall as milk output climbs

For the first time this season, leased quota values dropped sharply, prompted by the latest milk output figures from the Intervention Board…………………..page 21

A long wait

Pig farmers may have to wait until the middle of next year at least before they see an upturn in prices, according to one breeding company……..page 22

Processing pays

Three big dairy companies revealed their interim results this week, and all show a healthy rise in profits….page 24

The kindest cut?

Bankers predict a better chance of further interest rate cuts following the publication of the latest Bank Of England inflation report………….page 24

Back to school

Training is a must if farmers are to overcome their lack of efficient business management, says a Scottish scientist; a shake up in the labour force could also secure a better future………………………page 25

Cattle checks

It was inspection time recently at Kings Arms, our adopted farm in Scotland, as government officials came to check cattle documents……….page 26

Misery in store

Store lamb prices are in the doldrums; with a poor finished trade, buyers are unwilling to dig deep into their pockets……………………page 33


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