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Chris Dodds, executive secretary of the Livestock Auctioneers Association, urged farmers to look for new opportunities to increase their sales.

He highlighted the Halal trade as offering "a massive potential" with its two million Muslim and six million non-Muslim Halal meat-eaters.

"We must also remember the buoyant export market, and there are major opportunities for growth in countries such as China and Russia," he said.


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