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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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Milk powder at a standstill after auction 'spike' that wasn't

The auction average of skimmed milk powder came crashing back down again at the global dairy auction today (March 20) – and no wonder.

Post-quotas: Shifts in EU milk output define new beginnings

The abolition of quotas has profoundly affected the geographical distribution of the milk production in Europe. And the data provides an indication of where that growth may now be focused.

Milk EU

Dairy Price Update: Auction powder turnaround; EU organics boost

New Zealand futures traders are showing less confidence in SMP on the eve of the latest global dairy auction tomorrow (March 20), but more faith in whole milk powder.

Global dairy auction reveals reason for SMP price spike

So it wasn’t a ‘fat finger’ after all that led to a spike in the price of SMP at the last global auction, organisers GDT have now revealed.

SMP Fonterra

Dairy Price Update: Export escape route for low US prices?

The prospect of a renewed US exports push on the back of a weaker dollar providing a competitive edge against global competitors has prompted an uplift in dairy prices.

Lactose Whey Powder

Irish dairies test limits of free market after three years of quota-free EU

The Irish have been among Europe’s biggest post-quota enthusiasts – embracing the freedom to expand production in a freely liberalised EU.

Milk CAP
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