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Firm expectations for UK beef and sheep prices

Firm expectations for UK beef and sheep prices

YET another global prospects report indicates beef and sheep prices are likely to remain firm in 2012.

Demand from the emerging economies is helping to support the market, according to the latest International Meat Market Review, published by AHDB’s market intelligence division for Eblex and Bpex.

On beef, the report says all major producing countries saw prices increase last year to levels well ahead of 2010. It is likely prices will prevail through 2012, alongside some modest recovery in production volumes of beef and veal.

It is much the same with lamb – tight supplies set against rising demand in emerging economies.

“Prices should remain firm in 2012, if not quite reaching the heights recorded at some points in 2011,” said AHDB senior analyst Debbie Butcher.

Not surprisingly, as a result of this optimistic outlook, there should be some re-building of the global sheep flock.

via Firm expectations for UK beef and sheep prices | News | Farmers Guardian.

UK becomes net exporter of lamb

The UK has become a net exporter of lamb for the first time in at least 50 years, according to new data from industry levy-funded body EBLEX.

Sheep meat exports from the UK in 2011 were 11% up on the previous year, totalling 98,500 tonnes product weight, while UK sheep meat imports fell 13% to 88,000 tonnes product weight.

The rise in exports was mainly driven by very strong demand on the continent with a number of EU member states increasingly looking to the UK. Exports to France accounted for 60% with an increase of 3.1% by volume, while shipments to Germany and Ireland both increased by around two thirds year-on-year.

via UK becomes net exporter of lamb – Farming News – East Anglian Daily Times.