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Libya Opens Doors to Irish Sheep

Following Ireland’s successful resumption of cattle exports to Libya earlier this year, the first shipment of sheep is expected this week. Global Meat News reports that Irish mart prices have strengthened on the back of strong demand for live exports, including the Libyan deal, which is expected to number 4,000-5,000 lambs. A veterinary health certificate […]

Fmr Miss World Tries to Stop Animal Exports to Libya

Former Miss World Rosanna Davison (pictured) has joined around 10,000 people in an appeal to the Irish Government to end the export of live animals to Libya. Davison, daughter of singer Chris de Burgh, told the Irish Independent that as an animal lover and strict vegan, she is "strongly opposed to the resumption of live animal […]

Hunt for under-24 month cattle for Libya begins

Ireland will begin shipping live cattle to Libya in the coming weeks as one of the country's largest cattle exporters has already commenced buying stock for the North African market. While the first loads will be trucked down through France and out to Libya from Marseilles, other exporters are hoping to cut transport costs by chartering specialised […]

Libya Opens Door to Irish Livestock Exports

The Irish Independent newspaper reports that Libya has accepted Ireland's health certification on live cattle imports, a move that re-opens the Libyan market to Irish cattle for the first time since the BSE live cattle lock-out in 1995. In 1993, close to 400,000 head were shipped live and more than 200,000 tonnes went as carcass […]