Spanish strategic selling Recent troubles in the Welsh lamb industry have been due in part to unheeded warnings against relying long-term on selling to Spain, where the domestic sheep sector was said to be capable of fulfilling local demand and more. Now come reports of Spanish lambs appearing in the French market ­ partly a seasonal phenomenon, but mentioned by traders at the Dublin meat congress as worth noting for signs of strategic selling aspirations. "I looked at a couple of sheep units in Spain not long ago and I was surprised how sophisticated they were," said one of the traders. He mentioned as a parallel the common under-estimation of Spain's pig industry, the second biggest in Europe, and the quiet offering of some further processed pigmeat products to the UK multiples. {{MEAT }}

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