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    “ The price farmers are getting for selling lamb has collapsed due to the coronavirus shutdown, according to the chief executive of the National Sheep Association.
    Phil Stocker said:

    It is the number one priority that the health of society is protected at this time. However, the result is proving highly damaging for many businesses, and industries, and the sheep farming sector is now amongst these.”

    “The trade collapsed at the start of this week with prices down by £1 per kg liveweight – on a 45kg lamb that’s between £40 and £50 a head less, on a value that was maybe just over the £100 mark. The main underlying reason is the closure of the restaurant and catering trade, both here and in the EU.”

    UK coronavirus live: Johnson sets target for 750,000 NHS volunteers as London hospitals see 'tsunami' of patients | Politics | The Guardian


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    Quote Originally Posted by AtW View Post
    “ The price farmers are getting for selling lamb has collapsed due to the coronavirus shutdown, according to the chief executive of the National Sheep Association.
    Phil Stocker said:

    It is the number one priority that the health of society is protected at this time. However, the result is proving highly damaging for many businesses, and industries, and the sheep farming sector is now amongst these.”

    “The trade collapsed at the start of this week with prices down by £1 per kg liveweight – on a 45kg lamb that’s between £40 and £50 a head less, on a value that was maybe just over the £100 mark. The main underlying reason is the closure of the restaurant and catering trade, both here and in the EU.”

    UK coronavirus live: Johnson sets target for 750,000 NHS volunteers as London hospitals see 'tsunami' of patients | Politics | The Guardian

    A lot of abattoirs are closed, which really isn't going to help the farmers who are now trying to work out how to feed livestock they actually don't want.
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    And there was me thinking this was a public information thread for our Welsh viewers.
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