Finished lamb at market© Tim Scrivener
The AHDB has warned against using so-called self-sufficiency as a measure of success for the sheep sector, despite output and consumption being in balance for only the fifth time in 30 years. A total of 214,000t of sheepmeat was produced in the first three quarters of 2017. Production estimates for the final quarter, put at 88,000t, would see a total output of 302,000t over the year – a difference between demand and supply of just 0.3%. It is only the fifth […]
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