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Halloween Brexit is bad news for sheep farmers

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Georgina Mills

‘Crashing out’ of the EU in late October would be worse for some sheep farmers than if a no-deal Brexit had happened on the original 29 March exit date.

That is the view of Phil Stocker, chief executive of the National Sheep Association.

He said: ‘A lot of the more remote area sheep farmers, like those in Scotland for example, will just be coming into selling their lambs into the European market in October, so if we were to crash out then, then for some farms – particularly in the more remote areas and the more …

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