Eblex publishes 2011/12 levy report
Published:  19 October, 2012

Eblex has shown how it used its income from the beef and lamb levy last year to improve industry this year.

The 2011/2012 levy report outlines Eblex’s incomes and expenditures, as well as showing the key activities that have taken place in the last 12 months.

According to Eblex, the sponsorship of Matt and Allegra’s Big Farm TV series, along with work to develop further non-EU export markets, helped with its success. Two reports demonstrating the value of the English beef and sheep industry were also issued, along with the delivery of 267 Better Returns Programmes, which both contributed to the year’s success.

Sector director Nick Allen said: “In a year where changes were made to the levy rate, it’s essential to show we are offering value for money to our levy payers.
“I’m confident that the specific projects funded by the additional levy income, when viewed together with our day-to-day activity geared towards achieving the dual objectives of helping the supply chain become more efficient and adding value to the industry, demonstrate this.
“Specifically, it’s good to see that our strategy of devoting more resources to opening new markets is beginning to pay dividends, with non-EU beef exports in 2011 up 57% on the previous year and non-EU sheep meat exports up 40%. This has undoubtedly had a positive effect on the price paid to our producers and processors.”

According to Eblex, the report is available to download on its website from the Corporate Publications sector. Hard copies will be distributed with the autumn Better Returns Programme bulletin.

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