Crofters Reluctantly Accept Welfare Scheme

The Scottish Crofting Foundation (SCF) has accepted with regret the necessity of a Scottish Government welfare disposal scheme for lambs of under 25 kilos which would normally be sold in the European market. SCF Director Donald MacDonald said, “The resumption of meat exports has come too late for the majority of this trade and there is no alternative to a welfare scheme. We deeply regret that these healthy, good quality lambs, which are normally in great demand in southern Europe, will not enter the food chain, despite our arguments that a market could and should be found."

Article by SCF

10 October 2007

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