In Wales, Sheep Now Outnumbers People Three To One

Recently released figures show that there are almost two million more sheep in Wales than there were seven years ago, making them outnumbering people by three to one in the country.

John Richards, industry information executive for Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales), said the increase was an indication of confidence in the future of the industry.

 

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John Richards, industry information executive for Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales), said the increase was an indication of confidence in the future of the industry.

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There are still challenges for the lamb industry in Wales,” explained Mr Richards.

Ensuring that everyone, including farmers and processors, get a good price for their product is vital, and means continuing to respond to changing customer demands.

Political uncertainties around Brexit also mean that it’s difficult to predict accurately how the structure of future support payments and trade arrangements will affect livestock numbers.”

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