Strong Beef and Lamb Export Figures

UK - Beef and lamb exports made a strong recovery from the effects of Foot and Mouth disease in the first half of 2008 according to latest figures from EBLEX, the beef and lamb sector company.
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Overseas trade was worth more than £200 million to hard-pressed beef and lamb producers between January and June, nearly 30 per cent up on last year.

Lamb exports accounted for about 30 per cent of UK production and the first half of the year saw tonnage up seven per cent and value up more than 20 per cent to £116.2 million.

Beef exports have shown steady year on year growth since BSE restrictions were lifted and 35,000 tonnes were shipped in the first half of the year worth close to £90 million, about 35 per cent up on the previous year.

EBLEX Export Manager, Jean-Pierre Garnier said: "We are building a strong long-term trade thanks to the quality and year-round availability of our products."

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