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Friday, 28 September, 2018

UFU MPI Latest:

UFU MPI - 28.57ppl (down from 29.29ppl) European commodity butter prices have reduced in recent weeks (down €270/tonne in 2 weeks).  Also ZuivelNL, the last event saw Whole Milk Powder (WMP) cut by €50 to €2,850/tonne, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP food grade), down €80 to €1,570/tonne and whey powder slipping €20 to €760/tonne.  Furthermore, indications are that dairy futures prices are looking weaker later in the year. 

In today’s world of regulation and inspections it is very reassuring to know that as a member , the support and knowledge of the Ulster Farmers Union is only a phone call away .The expertise and depth of knowledge that the Policy Officers and Technical Officers have right across all aspects of our industry is second to none. When a situation arose on our farm involving the Environment Agency, the support and advice we received from the Union proved invaluable. We suddenly found ourselves in a situation completely outside our previous experience and the fact that the Union was there for us at every stage made a huge difference.

Ruth Irvine

Having a UFU membership is a very prudent investment. Members have access to a highly motivated team who are fighting for the best results that can be obtained to help our farming business.

Sam Chesney

Having attended the Presidents Area Meeting in Omagh, and listened to the presentations and debate over questions posed, I would like to put on record my personal thanks and appreciation to the President Ian Marshall and the UFU staff for the work on behalf of the membership. May I also congratulate Ian on his very professional presentation style, it gives great confidence to be able to listen to someone who gives the impression they are in charge and have a firm hold of the situation, no matter how thorny.

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