Companies visit Moscow in bid to promote Welsh meat

The Welsh meat industry aims to win export orders for its lamb and beef in Moscow Credit: ITV

Welsh red meat companies are in Moscow this week in a bid to win export orders for Welsh lamb and Welsh beef to Russia.

Representatives of the processing companies, led by Welsh red meat promotion agency Hybu Cig Cymru, will also attend a reception for potential customers in the British Embassy.

HCC Chief Executive Gwyn Howells says the three-day mission to Moscow is the culmination of years of negotiation with the Russian authorities, adding: "Russia's economy has grown enormously and with it the demands of its citizens."

A team of Russian inspectors visited Wales in early 2012 to see the conditions that exist both on farms and in processing plants.