Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs welcomes ‘Love Lamb Week’
Janet Finch-Saunders MS – the Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs – has welcomed this year’s “Love Lamb Week” saying that it is more vital now than ever to back Welsh farming, small businesses, and make the most of what Wales produces.
Welsh Conservative Mrs Finch-Saunders said:
“The word ‘iconic’ is used a lot, but Welsh Lamb – which has Protected Geographical Indication status – is an iconic Welsh product, is different and has special characteristics that are unique to Wales and cannot be replicated anywhere else.
“It a combination of our wonderful landscape, variable weather, and fantastic farmers that produce such good meat.
“It’s a fantastic product, is sustainable, contributes to the estimated £690 million* red-meat industry in Wales as well as supporting significantly the estimated 220,000 farming jobs in Wales, and above all is delicious, nutritious, and very versatile.”
Mrs Finch-Saunders urged people across Wales to visit their local butcher for Welsh Lamb, recipes, and cooking tips not just during Love Lamb Week, but also all year round.
Love Lamb Week runs from September 1 to 7.