Live Exports

Banning live exports is a ‘major blow’ – NFU Cymru

Banning live exports is a ‘major blow’ – NFU Cymru

National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Cymru says it is a ‘major blow’ that the Welsh government has decided to ban the...

August 20, 2021

New Zealand government to phase out live exports by sea

New Zealand government to phase out live exports by sea

The New Zealand government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of...

April 15, 2021

‘It is really important that we export breeding animals’ – NPA

‘It is really important that we export breeding animals’ – NPA

The National Pig Association (NPA) has said the inability to export breeding animals to the EU, due to new Brexit...

April 14, 2021

New Zealand government expected to announce end to live exports

New Zealand government expected to announce end to live exports

The New Zealand government is expected to end its live animal exports trade. 1 NEWS in NZ is reporting that...

April 13, 2021

Live exports: Over 80% rise in cattle exported to Northern Ireland in 2021

Live exports: Over 80% rise in cattle exported to Northern Ireland in 2021

Irish live exports have seen a boost in the number of cattle moving across the border to Northern Ireland this...

March 22, 2021

Government to consult on ending live exports for slaughter and fattening

Government to consult on ending live exports for slaughter and fattening

An eight-week consultation has been launched in the UK seeking views on ending the export of live animals for slaughter...

December 3, 2020

Live export recovery driven by Northern Irish demand

Live export recovery driven by Northern Irish demand

Live exports are currently running some 31,789 head behind the comparable period in 2019, Bord Bia figures show. While this...

September 7, 2020

Video: 56,000 sheep loaded on ship bound for Middle East

Video: 56,000 sheep loaded on ship bound for Middle East

A ship has departed Fremantle port in Western Australia, bound for the middle East as the live export sheep trade...

September 27, 2019

Live exports ‘integral’ to Northern Ireland farming, UFU warns

Live exports ‘integral’ to Northern Ireland farming, UFU warns

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has warned the live export of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry is an “integral” part of...

October 24, 2018

More than 300 responses to live exports consultation

More than 300 responses to live exports consultation

The Government has received a total of 366 responses to its call for evidence on live exports, which closed in...

August 16, 2018

Under review: UK’s live export ban comes one step closer

Under review: UK’s live export ban comes one step closer

A consultation has been launched on the effects of a potential ban on the live export of animals for slaughter...

April 10, 2018

Live export ban a ‘non-starter’ for NI industry

Live export ban a ‘non-starter’ for NI industry

Banning the live export of farm animals would be “completely unworkable” for the farming industry, Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Barclay...

January 29, 2018