As September kicks off with the ever more popular ‘Love Lamb Week’ , the Farmers’ Union of Wales is urging the UK Government to ensure that the sheep industry doesn’t end up being the sacrificial lamb because of failed negotiations with the European Union.
FUW President Glyn Roberts said: “We have said it many times before - our lamb is of the finest quality and those who have tasted it will, I am sure, agree that it stands out as a premium product.
“However, producing a premium product is of no use if we have no market to sell it to and tariffs make it uneconomical to pursue such food production.
“Three years on from the EU referendum and one of the most complex issues we still face in light of our exit are the trade negotiations.
“We know that if we don’t have an export market after 31 October, then we will have too much lamb for our own market - even if all imports were banned.”