Monday, September 3, 2007

Why does it sound familiar?

"Owing to the increased demand for powder from countries in the Middle East and Asia, farmers can now earn 30 pence per litre by selling into that market (up from 17p at the start of the year), compared with 22p per litre in the liquid milk market and 21p in the cheese market.

Richard Clothier, managing director of Wyke Farms, the independent cheese and butter producer, said: “The returns for making these world commodity type products are far in excess of making liquid milk and cheese for the home market.”

Mark Hill, food and agriculture partner at Deloitte, said: “While the consumer is paying more for his milk, the farmer is getting less.”"

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