Sheepmeat exports up

The growth in UK sheepmeat exports is continuing.

In the year to July exports were 13% higher than January to July 2005 at almost 44,500t.

Around 6,700t were exported in July, which was 22% of UK production. The majority of UK sheepmeat exports are sold within the EU. France is the main destination taking over 70% of exports (31,500t). .