Price war over chicken and eggs
PUBLISHED: 16:47 13 November 2008 | UPDATED: 08:28 28 March 2014
NOVEMBER 13, 2008: The credit crunch is leading to a price war over chicken
and egg prices.
Falling wheat markets have added to the pressure, and egg packers have cut free-range prices by around 10p/doz.
Tom Vesey, chairman of the British Free Range Egg Producers' Association, said they were "reeling" from the developments.
"This price cut leaves us in the red. I am particularly concerned about the newer producers who are more highly geared, they will really be suffering," he was reported as saying.