Apparently, we import about 25% of our total national meat consumption of which less than 1% currently comes from Australia. So how come a new free trade deal with Australia is going to “devastate our farming industry”? I would happily see our imports from Australia (and New Zealand in future) fill that 25% especially at the expense of the European Union, including Eira and also the South Americas. Time we started trading with our friends not our “friends”.

Richard Hyde