There are concerns that New Zealand sheep meat originally destined for China might be diverted towards Europe. Reports from New Zealand have confirmed the diverted product has mainly headed towards the Middle East.
A new report published by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) suggested the increasing use of low-carbon farming practices, improving animal health, precision farming, planting more trees, restoring peatland, increasing the planted area of bioenergy crops and reducing food waste would help to achieve reductions in emissions.
No-one can have escaped the headlines about consumer behaviour and views on meat and plant-based foods. The European Commission has investigated the impact that switching between animal protein and plant protein might have on the prices and production of each.
For the past two years, UK imports of lamb from New Zealand have tracked below historic normal levels while at the same time the global supply and demand balance has tightened, and global prices have continued to trend significantly above the five year average as we enter 2019.