Sheep Meat

Cutting red tape and boosting production key to sheep sector

Future of EU sheep discussed

By Chloe Ryan

The future of the European sheep meat sector was discussed this week at the first meeting of the newly formed EU Sheep Meat Working Party.

How the halal sector presents major opportunities

How the halal sector presents major opportunities

By Dr Phil Hadley

The halal sector adds value to the sheep market in particular and, increasingly, for the cattle market. Halal presents a significant market opportunity, which processors can capitalise on, particularly when it comes to sheep meat.  

UK sheep meat exports rose in 2013

UK sheep meat breaks 100,000t export barrier

By Ed Bedington

Sheep meat exports from the UK continued to boom in 2013, with the country’s producers celebrating breaking the 100,000t barrier for the first time since 1999.

Meat consumption is due to drop over next 10 years

EU economist predicts fall in meat consumption

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels

Meat consumption will never reach previous levels, Tassos Haniotis, director of economic analysis at the European Commission’s directorate general for agriculture said on Tuesday.

EU sheep meat sector’s volatility opens up new export opportunities

EU sheep meat sector’s volatility opens up new export opportunities

By Jayne Hunt, Promar International

A  combination of low prices and production costs, reduction in import volumes from non EU countries, increased production in some sheep meat producing  countries combined with an increasing demand in emerging markets have paved the way for  some EU lamb...

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.