The organisation said the lamb market in Canada had potential to grow, despite an annual consumption of 1kg per capita.
Jean-Pierre Garnier, Eblex export manager, said: “Canada is a totally new market for us. Market research we have commissioned shows a clear potential for lamb exports, particularly as product availability from New Zealand and Australia, which traditionally supply this market, has declined.
“Preliminary contacts with importers are positive and we expect a good response, particularly in Ontario where 56% of lamb is consumed. However, above all, we expect the taste and presentation of our lamb to win new supporters.”
Canada imports about 50% of its lamb, totalling around 12,000 tonnes.