While Irish beef exports to the US resumed for the first time in two decades last year, it has failed to become a high-volume beef export market, taking just 1,381t from us this year up to end of August.

Putting this in context in the same period the Philippines took 7,086t and Hong Kong 9,169t. Exports beyond the EU account for 3% to 4% of Ireland’s total, while lamb is currently awaiting approval for the US and doesn’t feature at all.