2,000 young bulls wanted for export to Libya

A consignment of bulls is currently being sought for the Libyan market, with 2,000 animals wanted.

The exporter – Curzon Livestock – is procuring Friesian bulls weighing 200-400kg and coloured bulls weighing up to 550kg.

The bulls are earmarked for Libyan farms later in the month.

Farmers with the desired breed and spec can contact the following Curzon Livestock at: 021-4897881.

According to Bord Bia figures, Irish live cattle exports to Libya have totalled 9,517 so far this year – an increase of 2,908 head or 44% on 2019 levels.

Ireland ‘more than willing’ to increase trade with China

On the related topic of agri-food exports, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has told the Chinese Ambassador that Ireland will be “more than willing” to increase trade cooperation with the Asian country.

In a meeting yesterday (Tuesday, September 30), Minister McConalogue highlighted that China is Ireland’s third largest agri-food export market outside the EU.

Minister of State with responsibility for new market development, Martin Heydon, was also present at the meeting.

Minister McConalogue told Ambassador He Xiangdong that Ireland is “optimistic” about China’s broad market prospects and looks forward to exporting more agri-food products there.

“Ireland is working for a rapid economic recovery amid the challenge of the Covid-19 epidemic, and Ireland would be more than willing to further enhance economic and trade cooperation with China in order to boost the economic development of both China and Ireland,” Minister McConalogue said.