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flesh of mature sheep prepared as food (as opposed to the flesh of young sheep, which is known as lamb). Mutton is deep red with firm, white fat. In Middle Eastern countries it is a staple meat, but in the West, with the exception of Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand, mutton and lamb comprise only a small proportion of the total meat consumption. In the United States the flesh of lambs six weeks to three months old is preferred. The cuts are leg, loin (chops and roasts), rack (rib chops and French chops), chuck, breast, and flank. The kidneys, heart, and sweetbreadssweetbread.
The thymus gland (known as throat sweetbread) and the pancreas (stomach sweetbread), especially of the calf and lamb (although beef sweetbreads are sometimes eaten), are considered delicacies and are rich in mineral elements and vitamins.
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At the same time, New Zealand sheepmeat production is expected to fall - but there could still be increased EU imports to offset losses in the Chinese market.
Specific focus continues to be on improving the image of lamb to younger consumers, increasing the use of sheepmeat in the food service sector and encouraging the industry to supply a wider range of new products.
Sheepmeat (including lamb and mutton) exports fell $31 million (12 percent).
He also pointed out that the weakness of sterling and a lack of interest from New Zealand in the European market has helped the UK increase exports of sheepmeat to Europe in the past quarter, resulting in strong growth to Germany, and increased deliveries to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
EU negotiators are also expected to offer the Mercosur countries lower tariff rates for poultry, sugar, ethanol, eggs, pork and sheepmeat.
The organisation has high hopes for the Japanese market, stating that in 2015 it produced only 200 tonnes of sheepmeat but imported more than 30,000 tonnes; Japan produced 480,000 tonnes of beef and bought in more than 700,000 tonnes.
Consumer prices up 0.5% in December compared to November 2018 In December 2018, the consumer price index rose by 0.5% compared to November 2018, mainly due to the 0.5% rise in prices in the food and beverages group, following the 1.8% rise in prices for sheepmeat, 1.2% for eggs and 0.9% for chocolate and cakes.
He said: "Sheep do have to be slaughtered eventually to ensure that upland farmers and sheep farmers more broadly can get a fair price for the sheepmeat they produce.
He said: Sheep do have to be slaughtered eventually to ensure that upland farmers and sheep farmers more broadly can get a fair price for the sheepmeat they produce.
Sheepmeat is another example and of far greater economic importance to our export earnings.
In the end, Regulation 1169/2011, which will enter into force on 13 December 2014, extends origin labelling to fresh pigmeat, sheepmeat, goatmeat and poultry and to products that may cause consumers to make a mistake (arrangements still have to be determined in an implementing regulation, but member states currently seem to be leaning towards indication of the country of breeding and slaughter).
To express their distress with the cull method, the Australian Livestock Exporters Council, the National Farmers Federation, the Sheepmeat Council and the Cattle Council wrote a letter to MPs to make known their disgust with what happened.