Irish Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed was in the Netherlands promoting Irish live exports
The Minister was leading a trade delegation on live exports to the key export destination for Irish calves.
“It was evident from our dialogue with importers and veal producers that Irish imported calves are regarded as being of a high quality and valued.
“There was acknowledgement that the issue of transport distance is a topical issue in the Netherlands, but that our export standards merited recognition and that the quality of Irish calves were indisputable.
“This type of dialogue is critical to reinforce our message in terms of how we demand the highest standards in animal welfare when it comes to transporting and exporting our livestock,” he said.