Industry & Markets

UK becomes net lamb exporter

UK becomes net lamb exporter

By Ed Bedington

Latest statistics have shown the UK is now a net exporter of lamb. According to the data from beef and sheep levy body Eblex, sheep meat exports from the UK climbed by 11% in 2011, reaching 98,500t.

US and EU reach organic agreement

US and EU reach organic agreement

By Melodie Michel

Products certified organic in the United States or the European Union will be able to be sold as organic on both markets from 1 June 2012.

Botswana hopes to lift EU beef export ban

Botswana hopes to lift EU beef export ban

By Andrew Maramwidze, in Gabarone

The Botswana government claims it is fulfilling demands made by the European Union (EU) to improve livestock disease controls in the face of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreaks, and hopes an EU beef import ban will soon be lifted.

No talks in sight on US-Taiwan ractopamine dispute

No talks in sight on US-Taiwan ractopamine dispute

By Melodie Michel

Negotiations to lift the ractopamine ban hampering meat trade between the US and Taiwan are unlikely to happen before additional scientific studies, US industry experts have said.

Record year for US exports

Record year for US exports

By Melodie Michel

US red meat exports reached record levels in 2011, with a value of over $11.5bn for beef, pork and lamb combined.

UK-South Africa trade to resume

UK-South Africa trade to resume

By Melodie Michel

UK red meat exporters are in talks with South African companies to resume trade between the two countries after a 15-year ban was lifted in May 2011.