The situation worries the British sector who fears that exports will be less competitive.
For the first two months of the year, sheepmeat exports declined.
It is the second time when the industry breaks the barrier of NZ $1 billion (US $750 million).
The value of Australian goatmeat exports totaled $112.3 million in 2020, down 38% from 2019 levels.
The data reveals that the current production figures are 37% below the 10-year quarter average.
By mid-April, sales have increased by 14.8% on the year, and 6.0% higher than in 2019.
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