In line with the Livestock and Meat Fee (LMC) for Northern Eire, French beef output has declined by round 11% during the last decade.
This has been led to by two important drivers: A decline in suckler cow numbers, which for the five-year interval 2016-2021 contracted by over 9%; and a corresponding fall-off in dairy cow numbers within the area of seven% throughout the identical interval.
LMC’s chief government Ian Stevenson instructed Agriland: “It seems to be as if this contraction in general cattle numbers has continued into 2022.
“These adjustments have been led to by a mixture of things. They embody a discount within the general profitability of French livestock manufacturing and an getting old farmer inhabitants.
“France has at all times been a robust marketplace for each beef and lamb, produced right here in Northern Eire,” he added.
“And given the adjustments now happening inside that nation’s purple meat sector, the chance for domestically produced purple meat to construct on its current presence in France appears very constructive.
“Whereas general cow numbers in France have declined, the excellent news is that French customers proceed to get pleasure from top quality beef and lamb of their diets.”
SIAL deal with beef output
Stevenson attended the 2022 SIAL Meals Truthful, held in Paris. The occasion rotates on an annual foundation with Cologne’s ANUGA occasion, in offering a key focus for the worldwide food and drinks sectors.
SIAL 2020 didn’t occur due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So, the return of the occasion to Paris, following a four-year absence, created a constructive ambiance within the French capital over a five-day interval.
SIAL 2022 attracted 7,200 meals exhibitors from all over the world with over 310,000 food and drinks business professionals taking within the occasion.
“SIAL is a really international gathering, which showcases the food and drinks business and its merchandise to clients and potential clients from each a part of the world,” Stevenson continued.
“Meals festivals like this are a key a part of creating new and cementing exiting enterprise relationships.”
The Agriculture and Horticulture Improvement Board (AHDB) hosted a serious ‘High quality Meat from Britain’ showcase at SIAL in Paris.
At its coronary heart was the involvement of 11 UK beef, lamb and pork exporting companies. A few of these companies have main processing services in Northern Eire, together with the Foyle Meals Group.
“Firms utilizing this devoted house had the chance to satisfy worldwide consumers whereas additionally enabling them to pattern glorious high quality UK beef lamb and pork, which was being ready and served on the stand,” Stevenson mentioned.
“LMC works in partnership with AHDB and different UK levy our bodies to open new market entry alternatives for UK exporters.
“SIAL supplies LMC with a chance to liaise intently with different levy-funded our bodies from throughout the UK, Eire and farther afield on key points and developments regarding the worldwide meat and wider meals business sectors.”