Analysts are tentatively predicting solid prime beef prices and looking for exchange rates to keep demand high for UK lamb in what could be a bumper year for production. A less positive picture is painted by dairy analysts who, after steady declines in price on the Global Dairy Trade since September, are suggesting spring price cuts. Short-term confidence in the sheep sector has swelled Welsh flock numbers to 10 million head – the highest level since before the foot-and-mouth crisis. […]
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