136: Covid-19 Special: What’s happened to dairy markets and consumption?

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136: Covid-19 Special: What’s happened to dairy markets and consumption?

Written by AHDB

Life largely carries on as normal for most of Britain’s dairy farmers during the current Covid-19 outbreak, however there’s certainly been upheaval beyond the farmgate with a seismic shift in the normal patterns of behaviour.

Alistair McLaren spoke with AHDB’s Lead Dairy Analyst Patty Clayton and Susie Stannard, Consumer Insight Manager for an update on how the current situation is affecting dairy markets and patterns of consumption.

For information, guidance and support around Coronavirus, visit our dedicated web page: https://ahdb.org.uk/coronavirus

Check the latest on dairy markets here: https://ahdb.org.uk/dairy-markets

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...