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Pay farmers to avoid cull of lambs after no-deal Brexit, union says

A sheep farm near Abergavenney, south Wales. The NFU said a no-deal Brexit would ‘decimate’ farmers. Photograph: Gareth Phillips/The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/20/farmers-lamb-culling-no-deal-brexit-exports-union

The article discusses the possible repercussions that a no-Brexit deal would have, specifically for sheep farmers in the UK. If no-Brexit deal is agreed upon for British produce exports, sheep farmers face the quandary to either continue feeding their sheep or to slaughter the surplus animals there would no longer be demand for. In the event of the latter, four-and-a-half million sheep would potentially be butchered in such an eventuality. Nonetheless, quotas and tariffs on food imports are intended to be put in place to protect the livelihood of UK farmers.

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