November 17, 2006
November 17, 2006 - Chilled lamb exports to New Zealand's main market, the European Union (EU), increased by 25 percent in the past year.
Chilled New Zealand lamb, shipped unfrozen in vaccum packs, sells at a higher price than frozen lamb.
Anne Berryman, Meat and Wool New Zealand's European manager, says falling EU lamb production caused by a change in farm subsidy payments has created more demand for New Zealand lamb.
She says there's greater recognition that New Zealand lamb complements the local product because of its seasonal supply rather than competing with it.