Visit from the Archbishop of Canterbury – Wednesday 16th October

THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY VISITS HEREFORD MARKET

 We have been very honoured by the visit of his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.  He has come from the business community and told me he was once a salesman of oil.  Sadly livestock aren’t the same value as oil but he does fully appreciate the business that we are in.

I think he appreciated the day here and I think that the messages he has been given will be acted upon and questioned at as high a level as possible.  The most import point we have tried to explain is that there needs to be a enquiry into the power of supermarkets and their prices to producers and the wish of abattoirs to finish the auction system to stamp out competition.  I am going to keep in touch with his Grace and I hope the day here will stay with him for many years to come.

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