UK JT Issue 10 – Forum Questions
Q. Please tell us a little about your background, what areas you specialise in and your strengths as a consultancy business?
A. Andersons specialises in the provision of business advice to farmers and growers throughout the UK. I personally have worked in Andersons for over 20 years and a significant proportion of my clients are dairy farmers. As advisors, we focus on business issues and particularly concentrate on profitable farming and farming systems.
Q. Dairying has become very volatile and challenging in recent years, should our members expect this trend to continue and how do you forecast the industry in the short and long term?
A. Absolutely! We at Andersons are convinced that volatility is here to stay and both output prices and input costs will fluctuate substantially over time. Whether a future downturn will be as bad for dairy farmers generally as it was between 2014 - 2016, we are not so certain, this will depend on the milk supply and demand balance, plus exchange rates.