This would trap large additional numbers of British stock in the domestic market, boosting availability sharply. Mutton and lamb are now being shipped to the Continent in significant tonnages, and the MLC's Market Outlook reckons volume this year will reach about two thirds of the pre-FMD quantity. Pork exports will almost certainly soak up a lot of product, probably about three times the tonnage shipped to Continental Europe last year, but the increase to 110,000t would mostly involve sow meat rather than clean pig carcases and cuts. {{MEAT }}

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