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