Meat exports worth £224m to Welsh economy

International sales of Welsh lamb and beef brought in nearly £250m last year

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Welsh meat prices slashed by a quarter, farmers say

Welsh farmers claim that some supermarkets have gone back on their promise to stock more British lamb and beef, just a year after they agreed to try and sell more of their produce in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.

In 2013 international sales of Welsh beef and lamb hit £224million. But farmers say the money they get for their meat has since been slashed by a quarter. Hannah Thomas reports.


International sales of Welsh meat hit £224m

Exports to Scandanavia started three years ago. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/PA Images

International sales of Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef were worth more than £224 million to the economy of Wales last year.

That's according to Hybu Cig Cymru - Meat Promotion Wales.

It says exports of certified Welsh lamb products were worth £154.7 million in 2013 - up by £7 million on the previous year.

Meanwhile overseas sales of certified Welsh beef stood at £69.4 million, the same as in 2012.

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