Ireland: Blow to calf exports as sailings cancelled due to French strike

Updated Mar 15, 2023
There has been another blow to calf exports this week as industrial action in France has resulted in sailing cancellations from Ireland.
There has been a further blow to calf exports as the French pension reform strikes, taking place this week, have led to the cancellation of some sailings between Ireland and France. Stena Line confirmed to Agriland that sailings from Rosslare to Cherbourg, France, have been cancelled today (Tuesday, March 14) because of ongoing industrial action in France. Typically calves, which are exported from Ireland, arrive in mainland Europe through the port of Cherbourg in France where they are unloaded at lairages to be fed and rested before they resume their journey to destination markets across Europe. Agriland understands that 17 consignments of 5,100 calves in total, which were due to depart from Ireland to mainland Europe today, have been impacted by the cancellation of ferry services. This is likely to have resulted in lower demand and reduced prices for export-type Friesian bull calves at marts across Ireland over the past few days. Advertisement It is understood that livestock ...
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