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Sheep Industry

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the current state of the sheep industry.

Prices for finished lamb have been strong so far this year, although they are now falling back in line with the normal seasonal pattern. Exports remain well up on the corresponding period in 1989 as our industry continues to take advantage of the export opportunities offered by the reformed EC sheepmeat regime.