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The Future of the Dairy Industry in the UK A Reply to the Sector Report Published by Food from Britain

The Future of the Dairy Industry in the UK A Reply to the Sector Report Published by Food from... The UK dairy industry is seriously under threat from imports andalready contributes significantly to the countrys food trade deficit.Food from Britain blames this shortfall on therestrictions made on supply by milk quota. Suggests that the pricingstructure for milk and the monopoly of the Milk Marketing Board are alsosignificant contributory factors. Food from Britainchampions, among others, increased exports of British cheeses andpremium butter products for the home market, to help to redress thebalance. Promar International researchers feel that processors would bebetter advised to concentrate on other types of addedvalue dairyproducts for home and abroad. Discusses the proposals for change at theMMB, countered by a suggestion that only a system of regionalcompetitive cooperatives would ensure a genuinely free market for thepurchase and sale of milk. Without dramatic changes in the structure ofsupply, allocation systems and pricing of milk it is likely that UKcompanies will continue to be overrun by imports, while finding itincreasingly difficult to penetrate the European market. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png British Food Journal Emerald Publishing

The Future of the Dairy Industry in the UK A Reply to the Sector Report Published by Food from Britain

British Food Journal , Volume 94 (5): 5 – May 1, 1992

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0007-070X
DOI
10.1108/00070709210012713
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Abstract

The UK dairy industry is seriously under threat from imports andalready contributes significantly to the countrys food trade deficit.Food from Britain blames this shortfall on therestrictions made on supply by milk quota. Suggests that the pricingstructure for milk and the monopoly of the Milk Marketing Board are alsosignificant contributory factors. Food from Britainchampions, among others, increased exports of British cheeses andpremium butter products for the home market, to help to redress thebalance. Promar International researchers feel that processors would bebetter advised to concentrate on other types of addedvalue dairyproducts for home and abroad. Discusses the proposals for change at theMMB, countered by a suggestion that only a system of regionalcompetitive cooperatives would ensure a genuinely free market for thepurchase and sale of milk. Without dramatic changes in the structure ofsupply, allocation systems and pricing of milk it is likely that UKcompanies will continue to be overrun by imports, while finding itincreasingly difficult to penetrate the European market.

Journal

British Food JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: May 1, 1992

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