British Meat Exports Soar Past A Billion

UK - Exports of British meat and livestock products have crashed through the £1 billion barrier for the first time in more than ten years.
calendar icon 13 February 2007
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Preliminary figures released today by the Meat and Livestock Commission (MLC) show beef and lamb exports both increasing with sales of lamb abroad reaching £230 million and beef at £90 million while pork exports were at £100 million.

And in its first year of full export trading British beef exports reached more than 40,000 tonnes - way above the original estimate of 30,000 tonnes.

The figures are the highest since 1995 when beef exports were banned because of BSE.

Meat Export Manager Jean-Pierre Garnier, said: "A great deal of work has been put into ensuring British beef, pork and lamb have been displayed in as many foreign markets as possible and we are now planning a concentrated programme of activity for this coming year.

"Many foreign markets have been enthusiastic buyers. It seems we have the right products at the right prices."

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