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Akkerman Sells His Producers


Ronald Akkerman has sold all his producers & his business to Meadow Foods, from January 11th.
It will be interesting how much the producers were worth !!
First they get dumped on by Nestle, then Dairy Crest, and now by Akkerman. When will these boys learn !!
Co-operation is the way forward.
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Wasn't there also ex First Milk suppliers amongst them?

Co-operation is a nice idealistic thought for Christmas, but let's face it, it's never going to happen.
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I take it that you don't believe in santa either Errolston !!
And yes there were some ex-first milk men among them
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In my opinion the best thing dairy producers can do is start making a collective donation to the political party of the government of the day, larger than that made by the supermarkets, with the proviso that government policy was a bit more considerate of farmer's needs.
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 Producers pondering their future moves should read December issue of British Dairying and especially Sean Rickards feature on Milk Marketing and pay particular attention to the last three [sign in to see URL] incase its in the bin already it reads.
 Looking ahead 10 years I think it's perfectly possible that the bulk of UK milk could be processed through three or four substantial farmer-controlled [sign in to see URL] are evident today in embryo form. But the extent to which this becomes a reality depends on one thing alone-milk producers being farsighted enough to see where their best long-term prospects lie.
 I suppose it all boils down to this simple question. Will milk producers go all out for what they can get today and let tomorrow take care of itself?
Or are they sufficiently concerned about the future to give their fledgling processing businesses the commitment that's required? The answer is firmly in their hands.
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Jonathon Ovens has a similar view of the future shape of the milk market. I guess this view is largely based on theory that First Milk will buy Wisemans at some point. Arla is already a farmer controlled business.

This view is not far from reality, but I am not quite sure that this in itself will produce greater returns to farmers.

The supermarkets will still have a lot of buying power and will squeeze suppliers and the competing processors will need to keep costs down to operate efficiently as possible.
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quote:

errolston wrote:

  Arla is already a farmer controlled business.

 



 ....Err ,yes , just not farmers in the UK .....which kinda makes a big difference no ?
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I don't know, does it? Perhaps Broa can tell us if Arla were nicer to their compatriots than they are to UK farmers.
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