The market is a lot quieter this week, with less demand, it is amazing what a week of summerish weather makes, with that cold weather that we had demand was brisk with consumers reverting back to winter eating habits. It is a few days of sunshine and we are back to summer!
There will be NO report next week, going off for a few days in a corner of Scotland with no Wi-Fi no cell phone coverage without driving 5 miles or climbing half way up a mountain, absolute bliss.
Yes-No-No-Yes-in two weeks’ time we might have a slight indication of how the vote will affect our Scottish poultry industry, the least would be a change in taxation levels which might or might not benefit us, ----to UK and a lot of other information coming off eggs. But that might be on both sides of the border?
Greece found guilty at last of thumbing their nose at the EU welfare regulations, told that they have been naughty and a few of their sweeties taken away but no one is saying if they now comply with the legislation?????
DEFRA have at last stated that there is an increase in egg production in this country, but there is no real surplus, are customers starting to realise that home produced eggs are best and safest. Perhaps the German salmonella problem will help to bring this home to customers and industrial food manufactures, there should be room for more home production as we are still far from self-sufficiency.
Industrial food manufacturing is a steadily increasing market for liquid and powdered egg for the ever increasing demand for food products and readymade meals in this time conscious world that we live in. We have cooks and bakers given star/celebrity status on the haunted fishtank for their fabulous creations, which are still basic old fashioned cooking which has been forgotten about, but interest is growing which can be seen by the colossal and increasing number of hits on BEIS’s web pages showing how to cook with eggs, the saying that you can’t teach your granny too suck eggs---- why didn’t she teach her grandchildren to cook?
Glenrath Farms---picking up on the changes and trends we note that Glenrath are hoping to open their new egg breaking and processing facilities shortly to cover the demand from manufacturing.
The last piece, is best read with a glass in your hand, which is the way we are hoping to watch the sunsets next week, it is a report at the request from Scandinavian countries to increase the best before dates on eggs to cut down on food waste, because of the higher standards achieved by our industry which has reduced the risk of food born infections.
But they have to consider the standards in all EU countries and after the German salmonella problems they might have to reconsider, we will have to await Brussels ponderings.