Speaking at a briefing in the European Parliament in Brussels last week, IFA national livestock chair Angus Woods said that Europe needs to reassess its approach to trade negotiations for agriculture, and particularly the vulnerable beef sector, in the context of the dramatically changed policy environment as a result of Brexit and other significant policy decisions in the dairy sector.

Brexit has dramatically changed the policy landscape and the European Commission must take account of this in existing and future trade deals and negotiations, the livestock chair said.