Highest lamb meat production in ten years

Sheep wolf killing tunnelsSheep with lambs . Photo: Norway Today Media

It is likely the highest production of sheep and lamb’s meat in a decade in Norway, totaling 25,600 tons of meat. It’s much more than expected but we still import as well as at least 1,000 tons of lamb meat.

Latest forecast from Nortura estimates that 1.07 million lambs and 170,000 sheep are slaughtered this year. Depending on carcass weight per animal this means approximately 25.600 tons of meat.

– This will then be the highest output in a decade, says director Jakob Simonhjell from Nortura Total Market meat and eggs to the news agency NTB.

Such large quantities are now produced that not everything is sold, unless large parts of the population embrace fårikålens day on Thursday and overeat on tradition court.

Forecasts show that Norwegian producers produced 400 tons more meat from sheep and lambs than expected for this year.

– In addition, import quotas resulting from international agreements and that the authorities which should facilitate that should be taken into an expected import of around 1,000 tons, says Simonhjell.

As of today there is in addition 1,836 tons of sheep and lamb’s meat on regulating stock, a portion of which will be sold.

– We expect a total profit of lamb and sheep on 2,900 tons by year-end, says Simonhjell.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today