Creating a profitable and sustainable demand for beef and lamb inevitably includes stimulating demand in overseas markets. In 2013, exports of fresh, frozen and processed beef and lamb totalled £825 million, a 20 per cent increase from 2012.
Looking at exports of livestock products more widely and including associated products like hides, skins and offal, the figure could be as much as £2.34 billion.
AHDB Beef & Lamb continues to work hard to help open new markets and create additional opportunities in existing ones, facilitating the process for those who want to export, remaining heavily involved in the UK Export Certificate Partnership, and working with sister organisations in other countries on common issues, like marketing and investment in product development.
Exporting English meat across the channel: AHDB in France
AHDB Beef & Lamb has an office in France – our most important export market accounting for around 55 per cent of all lamb exports alone – and a network of experienced associates stretching across Europe and the rest of the world.
You can contact our UK-based export team on 0044 2476 478617 or 0044 2476 478618 or email Jean-Pierre Garnier.
The office in Fontainebleau, France, can be reached on 0033 160 710 449.
Alternatively, you can browse our export website www.eblex-bpex-export.org.uk