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Interview: Mark Goodman on why we can't expect any Asian country to replace the UK beef market


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Mark Goodman, Commercial Director ABP Food Group.

Mark Goodman, Commercial Director ABP Food Group.

Mark Goodman, managing director of ABP’s International Division

Mark Goodman, managing director of ABP’s International Division

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Mark Goodman, Commercial Director ABP Food Group.

Demand for beef is growing in Asia, but we can't expect China or any Asian country to replace the UK market, according to Mark Goodman of ABP.

Since the ABP group set up its international division in 2011, the company was the first European beef producer to agree contract arrangements with Chinese customers in February 2018.

However, Mr Goodman maintains that Irish beef exports to China are unlikely to exceed 28,000t, which is just 12pc of the 250,000t sold in Britain each year.


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