Merino sheep in dry grass in Buninyong, Victoria, Australia© FLPA/John Eveson/REX/Shutterstock
A free-trade deal being proposed by Australia could have a “catastrophic effect” on the UK sheep industry, warns the National Sheep Association (NSA). Australia is understood to have approached the UK for an unrestricted trade deal, which the NSA is fearful could see the UK swamped with imported Australian lamb. The EU restricts imports of Australian lamb to just 20,000t/year of sheepmeat, which the country regularly comes close to fulfilling. See also: Lamb price dips on seasonal trend  But the UK […]
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