Chris is a UK-based freelance agricultural journalist who writes for IEG Policy on issues relating to Brexit and other agricultural policy issues
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Greater German milk deliveries, with a somewhat higher fat content, has not been enough to take the heat out of a still tight butter supply.
The return of buyers to their desks after the summer has helped shift the focus of the German dairy sector back onto the domestic market.
Buyers are sidelining older powder, raising questions about the EU SMP stockpile, while butter continues at record highs.
The leader of the Irish Farmers Association, the Republic of Ireland’s largest farming organisation, has called on the country’s government to support the industry as it deals with the problem of Sterling volatility caused by uncertainty over Brexit.
UK government position papers on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland post-Brexit has raised concerns among farmers on both sides.
Germany’s farmers union, the Deutsche Bauernverband (DBV) has appealed to tourists and lorry drivers returning from Eastern Europe not to bring any pork or sausage products into Germany.