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MARKETS AND TRENDS

Commodity markets in flux as virus uncertainty continues

Almost all markets are more volatile than usual, with a heady mix of crop areas, logistical strains, massive changes in demand and consumer trends. Speculative activity is also driving further…

TAKING STOCK

Virus forecast to erode store lamb margins

Hogg finishers targeting the late market after paying elevated store prices might be pleased to break even after supply chains have been rocked by the coronavirus outbreak. Lamb prices tumbled…

INPUT MARKETS AND PRICES

Fertiliser prices rise on stronger demand and weaker currency

Better demand combined with a relatively weak sterling has pushed fertiliser prices higher. Spot demand has grown in the UK as drilling progresses at pace and the grassland sector starts…

DAIRY MARKETS AND PRICES

Coronavirus: Pensworth seeks government loan to pay for milk

Milk processor Pensworth will pay its suppliers just 25% of their standard milk price until it gets an emergency government loan as it battles a slump in demand from the…

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