Dunbia is honoured to be part of a significant milestone for British red meat as we have exported the first consignment of British lamb to the US for more than two decades.
To celebrate the occasion, representatives from Dunbia were delighted to be invited to 10 Downing Street to a reception with Prime Minister Liz Truss. The event was attended by four Dunbia representatives, Isla Roebuck – Business Public Relations Director, Tom Coles – Commercial Manager, and Shaun Jones and Barrie Jones – Lamb Producers from the locality of our Llanybydder site.
Reflecting on the reception, Isla Roebuck said: “Prime Minister Liz Truss addressed the reception and then discussed the exciting lamb export opportunity directly with myself and my colleagues. The new export of lamb to the US required collaboration from many different stakeholders, and it was a privilege to mark this historic event for British lamb with the Prime Minister.”
Andrew Smyth, Commercial Director said: “We are delighted to have received our first orders for British lamb which were shipped to the US last week. As the largest processor of lamb in the UK, it is imperative we continue to have access to new and emerging international markets. We are honoured that the hard work of our colleagues and farmer suppliers have been recognised by the Prime Minister at the reception at Downing Street.”
The first lamb shipment arrived in the US ahead of the Meat Importers Council of America (MICA) annual conference which will take place in Chicago later this month. Here, Dunbia representatives will continue to promote our quality lamb offering to this new market.