Farming, Fisheries, Food & Drink

Farming Matters

"Normally such an upbeat and positive speaker, Quality Meat Scotland chief Jim McClaren’s message could not have been starker. He outlined a “doomsday scenario” for the sheep industry . Loss of markets to major trading partners. Unrestricted imports from other countries. Michael Gove had, he said, already written off the sheep industry as a bargaining chip in negotiations for future trade deals. The Scottish sheep sector’s reliance on export market – mainly to Europe – could not be underestimated, as only 10% of Scottish produced lamb stays in Scotland."