Live cattle exports likely to reach 300,000 head – Bord Bia


Calf exports have reached new records levels

Live cattle exports likely to reach 300,000 head – Bord Bia

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Calf exports have reached new records levels

Live exports of cattle are likely to reach 300,000 head by the end of 2019, according to Joe Burke, Meat and Livestock Manager, Bord Bia.

He told attendees at the Teagasc National Beef Conference 2019 at the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris, Co. Mayo that calf exports, in particular, have reached new records levels, making up almost 200,000 head – representing a 25% increase year-on-year.

Calf exports, he outlined, will account for approximately two-thirds of total live exports in 2019.

He explained that the two principal markets for Irish calves are the Netherlands and Spain, followed by France, Belgium and Poland

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