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Lamb price crash

SCOTLAND'S LAMB producers are facing a major crisis following a plunge in prices to their lowest level for three years.

What hope for Scotland's imminent lamb crop when retailers are willing to scour the world for cut-price imports?
What hope for Scotland's imminent lamb crop when retailers are willing to scour the world for cut-price imports?

The crisis is so widespread across the sheep sector that both NFU Scotland and the Welsh NFU have called on processors, retailers and government to help a solution.

The National Sheep Association Scotland's development officer George Milne warned of 'devastating consequences' for the industry if prices didn't improve soon.

Mr Milne told The Scottish Farmer: "If things continue as they are, producers will be left wondering what the future might hold."

(For the full story see The Scottish Farmer this week, January 12 2013)

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