Proposals currently making their way through Westminster that would ban the live export of calves post-Brexit are perhaps indicative of a greater focus on animal welfare that farmers will have to contend with in the future.

The proposals are being taken forward by the former NI secretary of state, and pro-Brexit campaigner, Theresa Villers, and if passed into law would stop NI calves being exported to Europe. The exception are exports to the Republic of Ireland, but the calves could not then make the onward journey to the continent.