Pig breeders tell Minister the impact of Brexit on the ability of UK breeding companies to sell their stock abroad has been a “disaster.”
The National Sheep Association has confirmed it is adding its support to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s recommendation to Government to formally commit to upholding animal welfare and environmental standards in all post Brexit trade deals.
Edwin Poots, DUP Agriculture Minister, ordered his officials to stop Irish Sea border checks on goods on Wednesday 2nd February – however, checks continued on Thursday as Northern Ireland First Minister Paul Givan resigned.
An impact report produced by the DIT on the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement predicts that the British agriculture and semi-processed foods sectors will take a financial hit worth hundreds of millions of pounds.
The British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) has voiced its concern about the impact on the supply chain if the UK government were to suspend its Brexit agreement with the EU.
The ongoing labour shortage has led to meat producers sending beef to the Republic of Ireland to be butchered, according to the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA).