IFA welcomes positive development on calf exports

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IFA president Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75% from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a vwelcome boost to the live-export trade for calves and comes at a vital time when calf sales are reaching their peak.

Minister Creed leads major Irish agri-food trade mission

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, is leading a delegation of over 30 Irish agri-food and agri-tech companies on a week-long trade mission to the Gulf States aimed at enhancing market access and helping to develop trade in a key region for Irish agri-food exports. The delegation will depart tomorrow (February 25), with a number of high-profile promotional events starting Sunday morning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, before moving onto the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for events starting in Dubai on Tuesday morning.