Egyptian market reopened

IFA President John Bryan has welcomed news that the way has been cleared for the re-opening of the Egytian market to live cattle for the first time since the 1990s.

IFA President John Bryan has welcomed news that the way has been cleared for the re-opening of the Egytian market to live cattle for the first time since the 1990s.

John Bryan said agreement had been reached on a veterinary certificate between the Irish and Egyptian authorities for cattle up to 30 months of age for finishing, and up to 20 months for further fattening.

“This marks a significant breakthrough in the re-opening of the North African and Middle Eastern markets. I am calling on the industry to capitalise on this opportunity and re-establish this traditional trade, which has been a very important outlet for the livestock sector,” he concluded.