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Producers to Discuss Commodity Market Volatility

by 5m Editor
19 June 2009, at 8:24a.m.

UK - Poultry producers are invited to join the next meeting of the Severn Valley Poultry Discussion Group to gain an insight on commodity market volatility. The meeting takes place on 29 July in Herefordshire.


The group's objective is to bring together anyone with an interest in egg production to discuss their livelihoods, share knowledge and information and hear advice from a range of guest speakers, all experts in various aspects of successful egg production.

The Group has covered a whole range of subjects - not just those introduced by the invited speakers, but also organic topics of conversation raised by the producers themselves. Tom Vesey, BFREPA Chairman has described the meetings as "a fantastic evening, an opportunity that must be encouraged."

Guest speaker at the July meeting will be Martin Humphrey, Feed Sales Director of Humphrey Feeds, who said: "I will be looking at commodity markets, factors affecting their volatility and their impact on feed prices. By the time of the meeting the combines should be ready to roll on the UK wheat harvest and already it is shaping up to be a very different season from last year."

Anthony Harman, Committee Secretary and Sales Manager at Humphrey Feeds said: "I am very pleased with how the group is progressing. We knew that similar discussion groups were a success in other areas of the country, and there was a demand for something similar in the Severn and Wye area. We have been pleasantly surprised at how successful the meetings have been – we have had 70+ producers in attendance at each of the meetings so far.

"I think the success of the group is due to the fact that many different companies are involved, including Humphrey Feeds, Farm-Tech, Hy-line, Potters Poultry, Summers Poultry and the Parry's. We all work within the poultry industry, have a passion for egg production and are skilled at obtaining the best from a flock. Sharing that knowledge and experience is imperative to the group's success," concludes Mr Harman.

The next meeting takes place on 29 July at the Pengethley Manor Hotel in Ross-on-Wye. Tickets to attend the evening are £15, including dinner, and can be booked by calling 01432 266299.