20-02-2013 08:55 AM | Ireland

Live cattle exports resume to Libya after 17 years

Almost 3,000 cattle departed for Libya last night in the first live shipment of cattle to the country since it banned imports from the EU in 1996.

Some 500 young bulls were loaded on the Al Mahmoud Express ship in Waterford port yesterday, joining 2,400 others loaded earlier in the week. The cattle were bought through marts and directly from farms in recent weeks.
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