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SAMW comment on 2011 June agricultural census

“While any increase in beef numbers is obviously welcome the evidence of a long-term improvement, from today’s census figures, is extremely small,” said SAMW president, Alan Craig.  “In that context, we would hope that the forthcoming CAP reform will be used by the Scottish Government to secure a more significant restoration of breeding numbers, providing meat plants with an essential and substantial increase in supplies.

“The census evidence regarding sheep, meanwhile, suggests that a turnround in production is beginning and we would hope that this indication proves accurate.”

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