Imports of lamb into the United Kingdom are down substantially so far this year, which is helping to improve the income of British producers.
The volume of sheep meat imported into the UK in February was down 36 per cent in comparison with the same period last year.
February imports amounted to 5,800 tonnes, which was the lowest level for February since 2012. February was the second month in a row that import volumes were down.
In the first two months of the year, imports to the United Kingdom fell by 26 per cent compared with the previous year;the total volume for January and February was 12,100 tonnes.