Monthly Archives:
February 2013

Market Report Jan 2013


The last quarter has been a turbulent one in most markets due to adverse weather conditions, particularly in the US. Pork prices hit a high in December of 13.4% after a period of relative lows from July to October. Beef has seen a steady decline since a peak in May finishing at a low of 6.8% representing an overall drop of 3.8% from December 2011. Dairy prices have moved back up after plummeting in August and finish the year at 0.9% whilst Fish and Cereal prices have fluctuated significantly, finishing on 4.5% and 2.9% respectively. Overall, however, the total RPI has remained fairly constant ending the year on 3.1% and maintaining a year average of 3.6%.

Continue reading

Preserve the Older Generation for they have the Widest Spread

“Older people shouldn’t eat health food”, joked the American comedy writer Robert Orben. “They need all the preservatives they can get.” Of course, in reality, good nutrition brings numerous benefits. It can increase mental acuteness, help prevent illness, promote higher energy levels, and help to foster a positive outlook. The list is endless, and very encouraging from an employer’s perspective. After all, a happy and healthy (ageing) workforce translates into a happy, healthy and more productive organisation.

Continue reading