Irish sheepmeat exports are on target to achieve a significant increase in performance in 2020. According to Joe Burke, Bord Bia senior livestock manager, the value of sheepmeat exports could reach €350m for 2020 if they maintain their improved performance until the end of the year. This would represent a significant lift from the value of €315m recorded in 2019.

The value of Irish sheepmeat exports for the first eight months of the year is running 10% higher than the corresponding period in 2019. This is being underpinned by an increase in sales value, with volumes exported running marginally lower.