Brexit and Sheep Farming

Helen is hosting an event in Parliament with Peter Aldous MP on Monday 24 April which will highlight the work and lives of sheep farmers.

The event, which has been sponsored by the NFU, will include a showing of the film Addicted to Sheep.

Part poem, part documentary, Addicted to Sheep provides an intimate portrait of a tenant hill farming family’s life in Teesdale.

Following the showing of the film there will be a Q&A and discussion session with the farmers Tom and Kay Hutchinson, Magali Pettier the filmmaker, and Robin Milton an Exmoor sheep farmer who chairs the NFU Upland Forum.

Helen said:

“Instead of giving any reassurances on the post-Brexit lamb export regime, the Government continues to repeat the cop-out that they will not be giving a running commentary. This is a tired line, and I, alongside many within the agricultural sector, are extremely concerned.

 “This exciting event will give those who care about sheep farming a chance to discuss the interests of the sector, and I hope it will act as a preliminary stage to the campaign to promote the interests of sheep farming during the Brexit negotiations.” 


For more information visit the Addicted to Sheep website



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