International buyers meet UK exporters to discuss red meat opportunities at Great Yorkshire Show
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Published Jul 18, 2023
Buyers from several countries, including Qatar, Kuwait, Philippines, the UAE, Canada, the USA, and Mexico, visited the UK from 11 July to 16 July to learn about sustainable beef, lamb, and pork production and explore potential business opportunities. The visit included farm and processor visits, as well as a meeting with UK meat export companies. This visit aligns with the UK's new export strategy, aiming to increase market access and export sales, while the global demand for meat is expected to grow.
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The trip included visits to farms and processors and the chance to meet with farmers at the Great Yorkshire Show on 12 July to find out more about high quality meat production in the UK. A business match making event was also included in the programme where the visiting buyers met with leading UK meat export companies. The visit follows the recent launch of our new export strategy Beyond Borders, which is aimed at increasing market access and export sales while encouraging and supporting more businesses to export. Last year the value of UK red meat exports hit record levels at £1.7 billion and global meat consumption is expected to grow by 1.8% from 2023 to 2024. Head of International Trade Development Jonathan Eckley said: Export development is one of our key strategic objectives, working collaboratively with industry and government, to cultivate further ...