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92 shipments of non-EU meat

William Taylor, Farmers for Action co-ordinator(left) with campaigners  protesting  outside Belfast City Hall yesterday to campaign against the importing of Brazilian Beef into the UK. Picture by Brian Little

William Taylor, Farmers for Action co-ordinator(left) with campaigners protesting outside Belfast City Hall yesterday to campaign against the importing of Brazilian Beef into the UK. Picture by Brian Little

  • by Kevin Mullan
 

Ninety two consignments of various meat products - including lamb, beef, chicken and venison - have been imported into Northern Ireland from outside the European Union in the past twelve months.

The majority of imports were from the antipodes.

There were 35 consignments of lamb and 14 consignments of venison from New Zealand, and 18 consignments of lamb from Australia.

There were also three consignments of beef and 10 consignments of chicken from Brazil; two consignments of chicken from China; and 10 consignments of chicken from Thailand.

The imports were recorded at Border Inspection Posts at Belfast port or Aldergrove.

 

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