Those of you who know me will be aware that my third job is that of a smallholder.
Last night on TV it was made apparant why the EU and our government are killing the UK's agricultural industry.
As from next year all sheep born will have to have an electronic tag inserted as opposed to an ear tag. The 'modern tag' costs £1.55p. the old ear tag 22p. As approx 8% of new lambs die, that is a serious amount of money wasted.
Result, we all have to buy New Zealand Lamb with the consequential air miles.
Me , I've gone over to rare breed pigs, better on the bar b q and less paper work/ electronics .
(and better for a sunday roast)