Turkish demand keeps Greek lamb prices steady

Export demand for lamb meat, popular in the traditional Easter feast, has kept prices steady despite plunging consumption among crisis hit consumers.

Animal farmers in Rhodope, north eastern Greece, have been selling up to 50 truckloads of lambs per day to Turkish wholesalers following the EU?s recent agreement with Ankara which loosens exports restrictions to the neighbouring market consisting of 80 million people. The agreement came into effect at the end of 2010.