(From Aberdeen Press & Journal)
The boss of one of Scotland's biggest egg producers warned yesterday that farm-gate prices are unlikely to improve until the industry tackles an over-supply issue.
Robert Chapman, of Strichen-based Farmlay Eggs, said there could be 3million too many laying hens in the UK.
Mr Chapman said egg packers had a lot to answer for as they had compounded the over supply situation by handing out contracts to new producers until fairly recently.
He added: 'I think this is a totally irresponsible thing to do. Some producers are going to have to disappear if the market is to be corrected.'
Mr Chapman said the main problem was …