IFA National Livestock Chairman Angus Woods said live exports are performing well this year and providing a major boost to cattle farmers.
He said a total of 116,000 head of livestock have already been exported up to 20th of May, an increase of 43% on last year. Angus Woods said the benefit of every one of these exports has been reflected in higher and more competitive cattle prices in marts all across the country.
IFA is totally committed to maintaining a strong live export trade, which Angus Woods said is essential for price competition and providing market outlets for livestock. He also welcomed the strong commitment Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has shown to live exports.