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Over 17,000 cattle exported to Northern Ireland this year

Published May 16, 2024

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Over 17,000 cattle have been exported from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland in the first 18 weeks of this year, a 6% increase from the same period last year. The exports include 14,000 weanlings, stores, and adult cattle, and 3,800 calves. However, the number of Irish calves imported by Northern Ireland is down 11% compared to last year. Despite this, high weekly calf export volumes are being maintained. Overall, total cattle exports this year have decreased by 5% compared to the same period in 2023, with weanling exports up 47%, and store and adult cattle exports up 38%.
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Over 17,000 cattle have been exported from the Republic of Ireland to Northern Ireland in the first 18 weeks of this year, according to the latest figures from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). DAFM figures show that 17,897 head of cattle had been exported to the region in the first 18 weeks of this year (as of Sunday, May 5). The volume of cattle exported to Northern Ireland is 970 head or 6% above the number exported to Northern Ireland in the first 18 weeks of last year. 14,000 of these were a combination of weanlings, stores and adult cattle and the remaining 3,800 were calves. The number of Irish calves imported by Northern Ireland is down 11% on last year. Despite calf exports to Northern Ireland being down, weekly calf export volumes are remaining high, with a total of 14,294 calves exported in the week ending Sunday, May 5, bringing the total number of calves exported from Ireland to date this year to just over 135,900 head. The table below shows ...
Source: AgriLand
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