19 Jan 2013

NZ lamb blamed for low UK domestic prices

6:09 am on 19 January 2013

British farmers say cheaper New Zealand lamb is costing them about $55 for each animal they sell and they can't compete.

The National Sheep Association said supermarkets are opting for New Zealand imports over British lamb at a time when sheep farmers are struggling.

The association said that's a bitter blow when farm gate prices have dropped by more than a fifth in the last year because of rising production costs.

It is asking supermarkets to support the domestic lamb sector.