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Ministers must support Scottish farmers and crofters

October 9, 2013 1:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Commenting on the details of the June 2013 agricultural census, whichTavish ScottTavish Scott shows livestock numbers continue to decline, Scottish Liberal Democrat rural affairs spokesperson Tavish Scott MSP said:

"The worrying decline in livestock numbers continue. 500 herds have left Scottish agriculture and one million sheep have gone in a decade.

"This is the heartbeat of the Scottish industry and the mainstay of exports. The Scottish Government must recognise livestock farmers and crofters in their decisions over agricultural support. Otherwise the positive record of food and drink export figures will be undermined."