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UK sheepmeat exports fall by 2,000t in May
Darren Carty
The significant reduction in exports meant that imports of 6,200t surpassed exports for the month.
20 July 2022 Sheep breeding
Pre-empting the best demand for sheepmeat in 2023
The religious festivals of Eid al-Adha, Easter and Ramadan all bolster demand for sheepmeat to varying degrees.
25 June 2022 Markets
UK lamb production up 12% in May
The increase in production was underpinned by lamb throughput increasing by 11% to 924,000 head, while ewe throughput also increased by 5% to reach 82,600.
New Zealand sheep production down 14%
The volume of sheepmeat produced in the first half of the 2021/2022 season fell to 256,000t, while export volumes also fell by 14% on the previous season.
29 May 2022 Markets
More than poor wool value challenging farmers
In May 2021, sheep farmer prospects were first rate with a depressed wool market the only blot on a positive horizon. This year’s 2022 prospects copybook is unfortunately not as clear cut.
18 May 2022 Sheep handling
Sheep trends: more bite as kill falls by 13,729 head
Hogget numbers appearing in sales have reduced to a minimum, with some sales only recording a handful of lots entered.
11 May 2022 Markets
Bord Bia uses Irish lamb’s ‘green credentials’ to drive US exports
Bord Bia will assist Irish sheepmeat processors to increase exports to the US by raising consumer awareness of its green credentials and traceability.
27 April 2022 News
Green light for Irish sheepmeat exports to US
“This agreement provides full access for Irish sheepmeat to the US market,” Minister McConalogue said.
24 April 2022 News
China imports 15,000t more sheepmeat in January and February 2022
Demand for sheepmeat in China continues on a sharp upward trend, with imports increasing by almost 50,000t in 2021 and recorded at almost 450,000t.
23 April 2022 Markets
Cull ewes hit €300 per head
The spring lamb trade has started relatively positively, with lambs averaging from €165 to €180 in marts, but the trade has been overshadowed by heavy cull ewes making €220 to €270 per head.
6 April 2022 Markets
Lower New Zealand supplies bolstering EU markets
New Zealand filled just 35% of its tariff-free EU quota in 2021 and this is unlikely to change with continued demand from China, higher transport costs and freight container availability issues.
6 April 2022 Markets
New Zealand sheepmeat exports to EU fall by 16% in 2021
The latest data published by the European Commission shows New Zealand exported 52,077t of sheepmeat to the EU in 2021, a significant fall of 10,899t on 2020 volumes.
6 March 2022 Markets