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Total lamb exports from New Zealand rise 11% in value

NZ lamb exports rise in value while volume drops

The value of total lamb exports from New Zealand increased 11% in the first six months of the 2013-14 meat export season, despite a decline in volume, according to the latest data from Beef + New Zealand.

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