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Many compound feed manufacturers in the U.K. have
facilities that are 40 years old. ForFarmers are investing
for the future of farming. Steven Read, COO, ForFarmers U.K.
"I came back to the U.K. two years ago," said Read,
a British native who has been a member of the company's overall executive committee since 2014 and was its
Netherlands-based director of supply chain until December
2017. He started his current role on Jan. 1, 2018.
"A large part of the management team is from outside (the U.K.)," he said.
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dairy feed market. Read insists the focus is not produce.
"What we focus on is output we get, compared to
what you put in," he said.
The third area for investment is in data, its handling
and management.
"Everybody talks about big data," he said. "There's
a big contrast between farming in the U.K. and farming on the continent. They are much more keen to
benchmark."
Farmers in the U.K. are struggling with the idea of
being open to sharing data and collaboration.
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emphasizing the need for benchmarking to improve
productivity.
ForFarmers is getting its Agroscoop data analysis tool,
launched for the pig sector in 2018, up and running in dairy.
"It's live and happening in the Netherlands," he
said. "We aim to spread that. It doesn't have to be
exclusive to ForFarmers. It's more complete if it is
industry-wide."
He noted that U.K. dairy farmers already are handing over data under the longstanding National Milk
Records system.
"They're always worried suppliers will get and use it
as a stick to beat them," he said. "We believe it's the right
thing to be investing in. Let's be more cooperative."
Chris Lyddon is World Grain's European correspondent.
He may be contacted at: chris.lyddon@ntlworld.com.
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Contents
From the Editor - Narrowing the gender gap in agribusiness
Calendar of Events
IAOM plans annual conference and expo in Portland, Oregon, U.S.
News Review
Grain Market Review - Rice
Country Focus - Focus on Saudi Arabia
Technical Profile - Flatbread: A favorite in Saudi Arabia
Feature - Growing women's role in agribusiness
Feed Quarterly
GEAPS: Event is March 21-24 at the Minneapolis Convention Center
GEAPS Product Showcase
Supplier News
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World Grain - February 2020 - IAOM plans annual conference and expo in Portland, Oregon, U.S.
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