Macedonian lamb is in demand in foreign markets, but the supply is lower and the demand is even higher, so there is a shortage of lamb, say the slaughterhouse industry.
According to Toni Pavloski from the slaughterhouse industry, the export is uninterrupted, and it is “difficult” with the domestic market.
“The purchase of lambs is going smoothly, the supply is weaker every year, the export demands are higher, there is a shortage of lamb. Compared to last year, the demand is higher for exports, but for the domestic market it is difficult. Our company exports to Croatia and Italy. The purchase price at the moment is around 180 denars per kilogram of live weight. Livestock breeders always have little, buyers a lot. As things stand, there will likely be a shortage of lamb, mostly because of the price. Currently, the sale price is 380 denars. It is difficult somehow with the sales and the demand for the domestic market. For further, nothing is known, the market determines the price. There are exports, there are also for the domestic market, but the consumption is not as before”, said Pavleski.