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Richard Dillon

Head of Dairy

Richard Dillon is Head of Dairy with IEG Vu. He specializes in the supply and demand of dairy commodities, such as cheese, skimmed milk powder and butter.

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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Daily Price Update 15/12/2017: US cheese buyers scent bargains

The message is coming loud and clear from US industry sources: a milk glut (despite some recent problems in some areas) is weighing on the market, together with ample stocks.
Cheese SMP

Lactalis identifies Salmonella source as recall reverberations spread

Details of Lactalis’s infant formula product recall in China are emerging, as experts warn of the lasting harm it is likely to do to the multinational’s reputation.
IMF China

Daily Price Update 13/12/2017: EU butter deflation resumes

The ‘butter bubble’ has morphed into a toy balloon. It has not ‘burst’ as a bubble tends to do. But rather, it has deflated.
Butter Netherlands

Lactalis infant formula fallout could be fatal in China

The world recall by Lactalis of 7,000 tonnes of its infant formula comes just as Chinese consumers have begun to show more confidence in IMF products, and while ‘a new round’ of baby boom is in progress.
IMF China

Significant North American dairy impacts seen if NAFTA fails

Should the NAFTA trade talks collapse or the Trump administration makes good on the threat of pulling out of the trade deal, the North American dairy market would be significantly impacted, according to a new study highlighted by IEG Vu, powered by Dairy Markets.

US Agricultural Policy US Food Policy

Daily Price Update 08/12/2017: higher US output as prices ease

US dairy product makers, performing at above year-ago levels, are facing a demand slowdown, which is beginning to show up in domestic market prices. However, lower prices are providing a boost to some categories.
Cheese SMP
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