We have covered the North-Eastern arm of Crossrail on various occasions. The most recent of these was to look at the Crossrail launch plan.
I called it Ronald and his willy-waving exercise. What a poor return on investment for all of this then!
However, this is not a feature unique to Muller, and is fairly representative of how most, if not all, of those in the GB liquid business are treading water. Are any GB liquid dairies attractive? So, how long with Theo Muller take the pain? Will he weather the storm in anticipation of better days to come or quit the UK and sell out?
I know what I would do, and I would ditch the willy-waving in a bid to be the biggest just for the sake of it. Now to farm assurance again. Arla has its basic Arlagarden base dairy standard, which already sits above Red Tractor, and which all members have to achieve.
He referred to it as the Arla equivalent of ethnic cleansing.
Clearly it is taking action on sub-standard producers though. Now step forward Arla UK, where even higher farm standards are rewarded by retailers like Aldi, who pay a premium. Some farmers will wince, thinking Arla will simply drop Arlagarden and universally insist on standard achievement by all members.
Having thought about UK it sounds like a game changer. To date most higher standards have been set by retailers like Tesco, whereas UK is a move for farmers and processors to take the lead in stepping up to protect retailer brands in a very cost efficient transparent way.
Maybe even those retailers with their own standards will view this concept favourably and seize an opportunity to cut cost. First Milk are one of several processors calling for assurance assessors to spend more time on the farm inspecting, and less time analysing records and paper trails. They are also calling for higher risk farms to have more frequent in depth and unannounced inspections and conversely for higher performing farms to be recognised with less frequent audits.
Other milk buyers are calling for Red Tractor to make unannounced visits to antibiotic failure farms, but -guess what! Many are hardcore vegans think there should be no animal use at all, and are convincing our consumers that animal agriculture is cruel and illegal!
There is zero consideration for the 1 billion people globally who produce, process and deliver milk. Remember the dairy industry has to up its quality assurance and promotional efforts. Some of you will feel Potter and indeed the world is having a go at you, or that the EU is the source of all your problems.
Most farmers who have contacted me are pushing for low standard operators, especially those who have a disregard for the negative image they portray, to lose their assured status, with many calling for an anonymous hotline via email, text or phone enabling concerned farmers and others to check the assured status of a farm online and report concerns to the relevant authority who immediately take action and investigate.Sep 24, · Wake up to Andrew from 7am til 10am each weekday morning on BBC Radio Berkshire.
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