Head of Dairy
Reporting on market, price and policy developments that impact on the dairy sector. Richard writes for managers who have a need to develop a strategic view of the direction of the sector on a day-by-day, week-by-week basis.
Richard has been a dairy industry writer and analyst for more than a decade, taking the helm of the operation five years ago. His approach is journalistic as well as analytical – highlighting key events each week which have the most impact on the sector.
He moved into agri-commodity reporting 18 years ago, covering the intricacies of food law and the rise of the organic food movement.
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Latest From Richard Dillon
Irish dairy farmers did substantially better in 2017 than their counterparts in sheep and cattle farming, says a new report.
US skimmed milk powder prices are now in the same ballpark as those in Europe, while whey continues to firm.
Not just cheese, but whey, is driving a multi-million expansion by Dairy Crest over the next four to five years.
Could Saputo have its eyes on Australian sheep after taking over the country’s ailing mega dairy co-op Murray Goulburn?
Greater dairy production is far from putting a dampener on demand, with EU production up and commodity prices overwhelmingly in positive territory.
Dairy bodies in New Zealand and Australia have been quick to fire off a set of demands after EU ministers gave the official go-ahead for trade talks to begin.