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Feed debate at British Pig and Poultry Fair

A feed debate at this year's British Pig and Poultry Fair at 13 and 14 May will discuss topics such as high grain prices and risk management, Farmers Weekly reports.

The debate, part of a new forum programme led by Fair partner ABN promises lively discussion at the event. It will include viewpoints from key industry experts and aims to help producers understand the volatility of the world feed market, as well as considering trends in consumer behaviour in light of rising food prices.

Need for efficiency
National Farmers Union chief poultry advisor Robert Newbery believes: "There is now an even greater need for efficient production, processing and distribution throughout the supply chain. This, coupled with clear communication and understanding of costs can result in a better price and, subsequently, profitability and a sustainable future.

He added: "Pig and poultry producers should consider planning ahead to help secure feed supplies and minimise vulnerability to market conditions. By looking ahead when buying feed, they can allow for market conditions and price trends, which make them better placed to negotiate with customers in the future. "In this respect, producers can take a lesson from the feed millers themselves."

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Source: Farmers Weekly Interactive

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