South Armagh sheep farmers in crisis because of Brexit

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Brexit is due to come into effect in April 2019, and it brings a lot of fears for the farming community, in Northern Ireland.

With Europe being the most significant export market for Northern Ireland, farmers remain uncertain as to what Brexit will mean for them and for their livelihood.

Sheep farmers are particularly likely to be badly affected, as they export around 90% of their lamb products, in both Wales and Northern Ireland. It may become very difficult as a 50% tariff could then be applied.

Paddy Byrne, a sheep farmer in South Armagh, shares his fears and worries, about Brexit’s impact in this video below.

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