The speed in which the egg market turns is one that might surprise many new producers.
But this is a cyclical industry in which the fortunes of the egg producer are determined by feed, and the supply and demand for our eggs, as a result of egg consumption or farm expansion. The trouble is too many of the elements which determine our fortunes are out of our control.
The warning signs of this downturn were there for all to see. BFREPA have been banging the drum for some time, whilst ensuring members have had planning data and information on issues which affect the industry. Alarming numbers of applications to planning offices have eventually tipped the balance – forcing the price down.