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2,400 Bulls shipped from Ireland to Libya

By John Lee. A consignment of 2,400 Friesian and continental bulls has reportedly left Ireland for Libya. According to agriland.ie, the consignment was organised by Purcell Brothers, and left from Waterford Port. (Source: agriland.ie) (Picture credit: Ian Paterson)

Campaign to Stop sending Irish Livestock to Libya

The campaign group Compassion in World Farming has urged lawmakers to ban the export of live animals from Ireland to Libya. In an opinion piece for The Journal, Caroline Rowley, Spokesperson for the organisation in Ireland, says that in Libya terrified bulls are often strung up by a hind leg while fully conscious, before having […]

Ireland, Libya reach agreement on Cattle Imports

The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has welcomed the agreement of veterinary health certificates for the export of cattle to Libya, conveyed today (30th November) by the Libyan National Center of Animal Health to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Minister Creed said: “I welcome the […]

More Irish Cattle Destined for Libya

By John Lee. An Irish company is reportedly planning to send another consignment of bulls to Libya. James Horgan, the managing director of Curzon Livestock told AgriLand that he hopes the shipment of both Friesian and continental bulls will leave Ireland at the end of September. He said he will travel to Libya next week to […]

CBL Denies Responsibility for Import Corruption

The Central Bank of Libya (CBL) has denied that it is responsible for corruption in the import of goods through Libya’s ports, according to a report from Libya Herald. The statement from the CBL's Media Department came after the alleged discovery of corruption in a ten-million-dinar rice import deal. It was reported that 110 containers […]

Tripoli Bans Imports to Halt Dinar Decline

Libya's Tripoli-basesd government has banned the import of 32 goods for six months, according to a report from Reuters. The ban includes cars, carpets, construction materials such as cement, fruit juices, energy drinks and harissa, a hot pepper paste. But the ban was intended to halt the decline of the dinar,  which is now trading […]

Scottish Barley Shipment on way to Libya

Barley from farms across the north east of Scotland is on its way to Libya after Openfield agreed a sale for 16,500 tonnes to the north African state. More than 500 deliveries tipped direct to vessel over a six-day period with extra cranes brought in to manage the loading and ensure the vessel departed on […]

UK Company to Supply Bananas to Libya

British company BanaBay is to supply bananas to Libyan fruit importer Al Fakhira. The company's Managing Director, Mark O’Sullivan, said the Middle East has been identified by the company as a target area for growth, and the new Libyan contract represents an important step forward in a new marketplace, adding: “We have had a lot […]