The UK GREAT pavilion at Uruguay's main agri-business exhibition in Montevideo received the top prize for its category while a stall from the Falkland Islands, tended to by Islanders, is estimated to have been visited by 10% of the more than half million visitors that attended the week-long Expo-Prado.
A business delegation from the Falkland Islands participated in Uruguay's main agri-business show at the Prado grounds with a stall in the British GREAT pavilion. The week attendance was described as 'surprising and successful' and Falklands lawmaker Gavin Short addressed an open letter thanking all those involved in helping with the Islands' presence.
Falkland Islands meat industry is suffering the pains of growth and of international markets’ volatility, according to the latest number of sheep and cattle processed in the EU licensed local Sand Bay abattoir. However the quality and quantity of lambs produced continues to advance.
The Falkland Islands Sand Bay abattoir is busily in the midst of preparing for the oncoming season, confirmed Assistant Manager Dave Roberts this week. He said there was a small amount of upgrade work to complete, “which couldn’t be done at the start of last export season, and this is expected to be completed in the coming weeks.”
The Falkland Islands national beef herd could be doubled to meet current and potential markets, farmers heard at a Falklands Meat Company, FMC, meeting this week in Stanley.