Wales puts cost of F&M outbreak at ?40m

November 2007
Farmers Weekly;11/23/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 21, p54
Trade Publication
This article reports on the claims of National Farmers Union (NFU) Cymru that the outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease in England has cost Welsh farmers about £40m. Evidence of hardship prepared for the Welsh Assembly's finance committee estimated that the 33% fall in market prices resulting from the ban on exporting lambs would amount to £11m by the end of 2007. The NFU insisted that the impact on the sheep sector was proportionally greater in Wales.


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