Sheep worth less than a potato crisp
SHEEP are being sold for less than the price of a potato crisp, according to a report in The Times.
It claims that one Scottish hill farmer, Calum Sinclair, sold his 183 ewes at Caledonian Market in Stirling and received a cheque for 18p profit.
Alastair Logan, head sheep auctioneer for the firm, is quoted as saying the situation is going to get worse
The Daily Telegraph reports that a sheep export firm believes thousands of farmers would go out of business if the government stopped shipments of live sheep to Europe.
Farmers Ferry, set up after big cross-Channel operators banned sheep lorries, issued a warning after animal rights group Compassion in World Farming began a new campaign against the trade.
- Brown acts on sheep crisis. FWi, 02 September 1999
- Sheep collapse devastates Scotland. FWi, 26 August 1999
- The Times 06/10/99 page 8
- The Daily Telegraph 06/10/99 page 16
- The Scotsman 06/10/99 page 30