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Plea for new meat markets

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: November 09, 2012

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NEW markets need to be created in Europe for the Welsh meat industry, a Welsh deputy minister has said.

Alun Davies was speaking yesterday at the annual conference of Hybu Cig Cymru, which promotes the Welsh meat industry.

"I have recently seen at first hand the great work Hybu Cig Cymru has done in promoting Welsh lamb and beef at events in Italy and France," said the Deputy Minister for Agriculture.

"We all need to focus on the bigger picture.

He also urged farmers to develop their business acumen.

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  • abertawejack  |  November 10 2012, 12:41AM

    Oh so we have our hills and valley's covered in sheep/cattle, yet we export to Italy and France for them to benefit with good quality Welsh meat. May I suggest to Alun Davies if he has costings to this as obviously, we here in Wales have to pay a far higher price than Europeans. If he would care to stroll around the markets or even our supermarkets. he'll no doubt understand why we in Wales can't afford to buy it, as it's to bleeping expensive. It'll go the same route as our fishing industry no doubt.

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