Shares in focus: Can Dairy Crest pull out of the doldrums?

Milk prices are falling, but Dairy Crest might have an ace up its sleeve. Should you buy the shares? Phil Oakley investigates.

The maker of Country Life butter and Cathedral City cheese seems to be stuck in the middle of a tense relationship between farmers and supermarkets.

Dairy farmers have struggled for years to get a fair price for their milk and make a profit from selling it. The supermarkets have squeezed them hard. This has made life hard for the middleman, Dairy Crest. It needs a reliable source of milk for its more profitable butters and cheeses, but also [...]

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