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UK sheep farmers have ‘nothing to fear’ over post-Brexit deal with New Zealand

British sheep farmers have nothing to fear from their New Zealand counterparts post-Brexit, says Sir Lockwood Smith, New Zealand’s London-based High Commissioner.

“Why not work with us and market some of your surplus lamb during your peak season in third markets?”

Sir Lockwood Smith

Welsh sheep farmers could be more successful working with New Zealand producers, rather than against them, he said.

Sir Lockwood’s comments follow concerns raised by the UK National Sheep Association that a free trade deal between the UK and Australia or New Zealand could spark an increase in lamb imports into the UK.

The real competition for lamb producers was chicken, he said, pointing to the huge increase in its consumption around the world.

Source: Farming UK

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