Exports

UK red meat exports surpass the £1.2 billion mark

UK red meat exports surpass the £1.2 billion mark

UK red meat exports surpassed the £1.2 billion (€1.35 billion) mark in 2017, according to the latest figures from HM...

February 14, 2018

Live export ban a ‘non-starter’ for NI industry

Live export ban a ‘non-starter’ for NI industry

Banning the live export of farm animals would be “completely unworkable” for the farming industry, Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Barclay...

January 29, 2018

‘Fifth-quarter’ products among pork exports off to China

‘Fifth-quarter’ products among pork exports off to China

Two pork processors in Northern Ireland are among a select few in the UK given the green light to ship...

November 24, 2017

Former Dunbia boss sets up agri-food consultancy firm

Former Dunbia boss sets up agri-food consultancy firm

A meat industry, heavy-weight who once directed one of the island’s largest meat firms, has ventured out on his own...

October 16, 2017

UK’s approval to export beef to the Phillippines a ‘major boost’ for Northern Ireland

UK’s approval to export beef to the Phillippines a ‘major boost’ for Northern Ireland

The announcement that the UK has received approval to export beef to the Philippines has been hailed as a “major boost”...

August 9, 2017

Spanish market ‘may demand more barley imports after dry season’

Spanish market ‘may demand more barley imports after dry season’

There is the potential for increased demand for barley in the Spanish market after dryness was experienced across key growing...

July 5, 2017

BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern Ireland should boost returns – LMC

BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern Ireland should boost returns – LMC

Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) Chief Executive Ian Stevenson has welcomed the attainment of BSE Negligible Risk Status for Northern...

June 1, 2017

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

Poor summer sees a carryover of hoggets in Northern Ireland

The total number of sheep slaughtered in Northern Ireland during 2017 to date is up 4% on the corresponding period...

March 19, 2017

US and China drive value of EU agri-food exports to record high in 2016

US and China drive value of EU agri-food exports to record high in 2016

The annual value of EU agri-food exports in 2016 reached a new record level with total exports reaching €130.7 billion,...

February 24, 2017

France receives clearance to export beef to the US market

France receives clearance to export beef to the US market

France has become the fourth EU Member State to gain clearance to export beef to the US market. In January...

January 16, 2017

’20-year EU ban on US beef has been in effect far too long’

’20-year EU ban on US beef has been in effect far too long’

There is no doubt that US beef products are safe and the 20-year EU ban [on US beef] has been...

January 4, 2017

Irish sheepmeat exports to France and UK climb

Irish sheepmeat exports to France and UK climb

The volume of Irish sheepmeat exported to both the UK and France climbed during the first three quarters of 2016,...

December 19, 2016

High supply and slowing imports leaves pork prices under pressure – Rabobank

High supply and slowing imports leaves pork prices under pressure – Rabobank

Global pork prices will be under pressure due to an abundant supply and looming slaughter capacity constraints in the US,...

October 23, 2016

China renews beef trade deal with Argentina, despite antibiotic contamination scare

China renews beef trade deal with Argentina, despite antibiotic contamination scare

China and Argentina renewed their beef trade deal in late July, despite a shipment of 11,000t of Argentinian beef having...

August 14, 2016

China to increase pork imports by 30% in 2016 – Rabobank

China to increase pork imports by 30% in 2016 – Rabobank

China is expected to increase its pork imports by 30% this year in order to cover the supply gap in...

July 10, 2016

EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

EU extends economic sanctions against Russia

The Council of the European Union has today announced that it is to extend its economic sanctions on Russia until June...

June 17, 2016

Russia to table proposals on extending EU food embargo

Russia to table proposals on extending EU food embargo

Following requests from the Russian agriculture industry, the Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Medvedev has asked for the Russian government...

June 2, 2016

Irish sheepmeat exports to the UK up 25.5% in the first three months of 2016 – LMC

Irish sheepmeat exports to the UK up 25.5% in the first three months of 2016 – LMC

The volume of Irish sheepmeat exported to the UK has jumped 25.5% during the first three months of 2016, recent...

June 1, 2016