NFU Cymru welcomes Waitrose & Partners lamb commitment

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NFU Cymru has welcomed the announcement that Waitrose & Partners plans to source all of its own label fresh and frozen lamb from Welsh and British lamb producers 365 days a year from June 2021.

NFU Cymru Livestock Board Chairman Wyn Evans said: “We thoroughly welcome Waitrose’s commitment to stock 100% Welsh and British lamb from 2021. This comes at a time of great uncertainty for the sheep sector, so today’s news that Waitrose will be moving to a year-round supply of Farm Assured quality Welsh and British lamb is a welcome boost.

“This is a really positive move from one of the major buyers of lamb in the UK which highlights that there is a strong appetite amongst consumers for Welsh and British lamb products. We look forward to working in partnership with Waitrose to help further grow sales of great tasting Welsh lamb.”

Last edited: 14:53 on 25 November 2019

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