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More Australian Lamb Shipped to North America

12 February 2014
Meat & Livestock Australia

AUSTRALIA - Australian lamb exports were slightly higher to both the US and Canada in January, compared with last year, according to Meat and Livestock Australia.

MLA said that relatively high slaughter allowed for more exports to most major markets.

Lamb exports to the US were up two per cent to 3,428 tonnes.

he largest export growth for the US was in frozen shank and leg, and chilled rack, shortloin and shoulder.

There were drops in the volumes of chilled leg and both chilled and frozen ‘assorted cuts’ (three or more primals).

There was a 71 per cent increase in lamb exports to Canada, to 456 tonnes.

Most cuts were higher to Canada, including leg (a large increase in frozen product more than offsetting a small drop in chilled), shortloin, shoulder, shank and rack.

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