New Zealand sheepmeat suppliers are continuing their charm offensive against home producers who are worried that an import surge will destabilise the UK market. Farmers have already protested against what they see as a threatening increase in New Zealand chilled product shipments (The Grocer, February 12, p26), but the response from Meat New Zealand manager for Europe Tim Ritchie is that there will be no more than a modest growth this year. He insists his aim is "value not volume". Statistics show NZ imports have lost much of their volatility, even frozen supplies now coming in mostly as boxed primals or other boneless cuts and no longer sloshing around in the secondary wholesale market. {{MEAT }}