Calf Exports

Another blow to calf trade as second ferry enters dry dock

Another blow to calf trade as second ferry enters dry dock

The calf trade is set to come under further pressure this week as another vessel which sails from Ireland to...

May 1, 2022

Stena Line livestock sailings cancelled for another week

Stena Line livestock sailings cancelled for another week

Stena Line’s livestock sailings from Rosslare, Co. Wexford to Cherbourg, France, have been cancelled for another week. The vessel entered...

April 20, 2022

Stronger calves still a good trade at Waterford Ross

Stronger calves still a good trade at Waterford Ross

Waterford Ross Mart held its weekly calf sale on Saturday, April 9, with over 600 calves presented for sale at...

April 13, 2022

Stena Line livestock sailings cancelled for another 12 days

Stena Line livestock sailings cancelled for another 12 days

Stena Line’s livestock sailings from Rosslare, Co. Wexford to Cherbourg, France, have been cancelled for another 12 days. The news...

April 7, 2022

Farmland: IBR control programme vital to protect Irish calf exports

Farmland: IBR control programme vital to protect Irish calf exports

Sector manager for sheepmeat and live exports with Bord Bia, Seamus McMenamin, has warned that Ireland must introduce an infectious...

March 30, 2022

Setback for calf exports as livestock-approved ferry in dry dock

Setback for calf exports as livestock-approved ferry in dry dock

Livestock sailings from Rosslare are set to suffer a setback for up to two weeks, as the Stena Line vessel...

March 30, 2022

Watch: Farmland – calf exports and solar opportunities for farmers

Watch: Farmland – calf exports and solar opportunities for farmers

The importance of live calf exports for agri-business in Ireland features as a topic of discussion in the latest episode...

March 29, 2022

Animal transport regulations ‘safeguard’ calf export market – Kelly

Animal transport regulations ‘safeguard’ calf export market – Kelly

MEP for Ireland South and Fine Gael’s leader in the European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has expressed his optimism about the...

January 21, 2022

ICOS welcomes ‘realistic’ vote on animal transport in the EU

ICOS welcomes ‘realistic’ vote on animal transport in the EU

The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society (ICOS) has welcomed amendments to proposed new EU animal transport rules as “realistic” and “practical”. The...

January 21, 2022

Animal transport vote: MEPs reject strictest proposals

Animal transport vote: MEPs reject strictest proposals

MEPs have voted to reject the strictest regulations contained in a set of proposals to tighten rules in animal transport....

January 20, 2022

Animal transport rules ‘would discriminate against Ireland’

Animal transport rules ‘would discriminate against Ireland’

Some of the proposed changes to animal transport rules that are facing a crunch vote in the European Parliament today...

January 20, 2022

‘EU must give Ireland a dispensation to get stock off the island’ – calf trader

‘EU must give Ireland a dispensation to get stock off the island’ – calf trader

Wicklow Calf Company boss, Seamus Scallan has said that the EU must give Ireland “some sort of a dispensation” to...

December 9, 2021

Animal transport rules ‘must be decided by science – not sentiment’

Animal transport rules ‘must be decided by science – not sentiment’

The proposal to implement sweeping new rules on animal transport should be ultimately “decided by science, not sentiment”, one farm...

December 7, 2021

Calf transport proposals ‘pose serious threat’ to dairy sector

Calf transport proposals ‘pose serious threat’ to dairy sector

A series of recommendations from a European Parliament committee on calf transport “poses a serious threat to the Irish dairy...

December 6, 2021

ICSA: Proposed calf transport ban ‘a disaster for Ireland’

ICSA: Proposed calf transport ban ‘a disaster for Ireland’

Following a proposal of several calf transport restrictions, including an export ban of calves under 35 days of age, the...

December 3, 2021

McConalogue concerned for future of calf exports

McConalogue concerned for future of calf exports

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has expressed concern over the future of unweaned calf exports, saying...

December 3, 2021

Calf exports 50,000 head behind 2019 levels

Calf exports 50,000 head behind 2019 levels

Total Irish calf exports are currently running 50,000 head behind 2019 levels, according to recent figures published by Bord Bia....

July 15, 2021

Trials testing slow-releasing milk powder underway in Wicklow

Trials testing slow-releasing milk powder underway in Wicklow

Trials investigating slow-releasing milk powder are currently underway in Co. Wicklow, calf exporter and owner of the Wicklow Calf Company...

May 13, 2021