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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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Irish dairy farm incomes up, but gap with cattle and sheep widens

Irish dairy farmers did substantially better in 2017 than their counterparts in sheep and cattle farming, says a new report.

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Dairy Price Update: US skimmed prices follow Europe

US skimmed milk powder prices are now in the same ballpark as those in Europe, while whey continues to firm.

SMP Whey Powder

Global IMF demand helps fuel UK dairy’s multi-million growth

Not just cheese, but whey, is driving a multi-million expansion by Dairy Crest over the next four to five years.

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Is following the sheep a dairy money-spinner for Saputo?

Could Saputo have its eyes on Australian sheep after taking over the country’s ailing mega dairy co-op Murray Goulburn?

Cheese Saputo

Dairy Price Update: Buyers splash out as output rises

Greater dairy production is far from putting a dampener on demand, with EU production up and commodity prices overwhelmingly in positive territory.

SMP Milk

Dairy already flashpoint as EU trade talks get go-ahead

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.

EU Butter
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