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29 July 2014 06:44:58 |News,Sheep

Yearbook highlights strong year for sheep meat exports


Volume and value of UK sheep meat exports performed strongly again last year, according to the AHDB/EBLEX Cattle and Sheep Yearbook 2014.
Volumes in 2013 increased nine per cent on the year to 103,200 tonnes, while the value of sheep meat exports for the same period rose eight per cent on 2012 to £381.6 million. There was substantial growth in exports to non-EU markets with shipments totalling 17,600 tonnes, compared to 12,300 tonnes in 2012.
The Yearbook also revealed that, despite a poor start to the lamb market in 2013, it largely recovered, resulting in the final GB average deadweight price for the year at 414.1 p/kg – up from 401.3p/kg in 2012.
Last year was characterised as a year of two halves in the beef trade. Despite the market easing in the second half of the year, the final GB average deadweight steer R4L price was up 45p/kg on 2012 at 395.4p/kg, an increase of 13 per cent.
The AHDB/EBLEX Yearbook 2014 pulls together a broad spectrum of statistics, providing farmers, auction markets, processors, retailers and other stakeholders a full and accurate picture of UK beef and sheep meat production. It includes information on production and exports, as well as data on livestock numbers, consumption, slaughterings, auction markets, abattoirs, livestock and meat prices and carcase classification.
Charlotte Garbutt, AHDB head of data and analysis, said: “The Yearbook is an invaluable resource for beef and sheep farmers and the wider industry. It plays a crucial role in providing them with an array of key information to help them make important business decisions.”

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