The CLA today (18 April) welcomed Defra's announcement to help farmers remove dead stock from the snow with funding of £250,000.
CLA President Harry Cotterell said: "I wrote to the Farming Minister earlier this month to outline numerous problems faced by CLA members who own livestock and urged that action be taken.
"It has been an exceptionally hard year for sheep farming so this financial assistance is very welcome, particularly to farmers in the North of England. I have been contacted by many members in the North reporting up to half their sheep breeding stock has been lost in the unseasonal weather.
"The CLA will continue to work with Defra and industry partners to ensure the funding is targeted to upland farmers who need it most."