Political manoeuvrings rarely help the unpredictable business of making a profit from primestock, but the effect of the Brexit vote during 2016 actually benefited beef and sheep producers. For those with prime lambs to sell, it turned a lacklustre start to the year’s trading into a season with an unprecedented upturn in early summer lamb prices. The Brexit vote brought an almost immediate lift of £5-£6 a head and by August, the export-driven confidence had added about £15-£20 apiece to lamb […]