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UK sheep industry heading for volatility post-Brexit


8 June 2017| Views 3000

The leader of the United Kingdom's sheep farmers warned during this year's North Sheep event about potential volatility for the industry in the face of Brexit.

Phil Stocker, chief executive of the National Sheep Association (NSA) said that if the UK lost access to the Single Market, tariffs to the European Union could be so high that exporting lamb to the EU would simply not work. He also raised concerns about the threat of cheap Australian and New Zealand lamb imports to UK farmers if the British Government allowed free access as part of newly negotiated trade deals.