The ban on the transport of ruminants has been extended for another 48 hours, according to a statement released by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine this morning (Monday, July 22nd).
The spokesperson confirmed that an update will be issued on Wednesday (July 24th).
In a statement on Friday, July 19th, the DAFM said: “In view of the forecasts of another severe heatwave, road transport of live ruminants to/through continental Europe is prohibited as and from tomorrow morning (Saturday, July 20th).”
As in previous years, there is a total ban for the months of July and August on the endorsement of Journey Logs for consignments of live animals by road transport to North Africa, Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria and Croatia.
This ban is enforced by the Veterinary Inspector at the Assembly Centre.
Transporters planning journeys to other destinations during the summer months are asked to take account of possible high temperatures en route and to have adequate contingency plans and to consider the following preventative actions.
- Ensure that a vehicle is fitted with effective forced ventilation;
- Increase the space allowance by at least 30%;
- Use vehicles with fewer tiers to increase headroom;
- Reschedule the journey or plan it to take advantage of cooler conditions at night;
- Check this website - You can find detailed information about the warnings in the awareness reports issued for each country.