Dairy product shortage a real risk post-Brexit...

The Business Barn

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The UK’s largest dairy co-op Arla has warned of shortages of staple dairy products and spiralling consumer price increases post-Brexit, regardless of a hard or soft deal.

In a report co-authored with the London School of Economics (LSE), titled The impact of Brexit on the UK dairy sector, the co-op, which has 2,400 UK farmer-owners, predicted the availability of butter, yoghurt and cheese would be restricted after the UK leaves the EU.

Potential Brexit repercussions included higher waiting times for goods at borders due to increased customs checks, a potential 372% increased workload for vets and far greater stress placed on the UK Customs Declaration Service, which would struggle under a two-thirds increase in workload.




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Happy at it

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NI
I try to stay clear of any mention of Brexit on here. Its normally people talking around in circles and plenty of arguments. Its nice to see that there's a small chance that it might not be that bad. Who knows maybe it was christmas voting for turkeys after all?
 

Alfred

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Nice to see a report with no biased or self interest, I wonder who is reliant on exports from Europe to the UK? :whistle:
On the flip side its getting fairly obvious that we are going to leave the EU with no deal imo. And that should leave UK producers in a good position seeing as we have the second highest dairy deficit in the world.
 

yin ewe

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Livestock Farmer
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Co Antrim
All I hear are predictions about this and predictions about that and to be honest I is fed up hearing predictions. I predict that we will leave the EU, kind of, in fudged way, with a trade-deal-ish, allowing both sides to claim that they have got the best deal possible for themselves.
The ordinary working man ie. me, will see little, if any difference to the pound notes in their pocket. My milk may be worth more for a while, but pretty soon there will be a new dairy unit in every field and everyone will double their cows, then my milk will be worth nothing again.
This of course will be blamed on Brexit, as will this winters flooding and next years heatwave.
And that my friends is my prediction.
 
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Cheshire
The ordinary working man ie. me, will see little, if any difference to the pound notes in their pocket. My milk may be worth more for a while, but pretty soon there will be a new dairy unit in every field and everyone will double their cows, then my milk will be worth nothing again.
This of course will be blamed on Brexit, as will this winters flooding and next years heatwave.
And that my friends is my prediction.
Ordinary working man? rubbish.
 

som farmer

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Livestock Farmer
Location
somerset
keep reading about all these cows being sold/slaughtered, herds reducing numbers etc. how many are being moved? is the uk herd going to get a lot smaller? it would be interesting to know, stale cows are a lot cheaper, but fresh milk is still dear. are farmers getting rid of 2 'not good' cows and buying 1 fc
the abbatoirs seem to be full, and barren cows have dropped a lot, it would be helpful to have some idea, this will affect next year as well
 

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