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2,400 Bulls shipped from Ireland to Libya

By John Lee. A consignment of 2,400 Friesian and continental bulls has reportedly left Ireland for Libya. According to agriland.ie, the consignment was organised by Purcell Brothers, and left from Waterford Port. (Source: agriland.ie) (Picture credit: Ian Paterson)

Libya Ranked Second-Last in Good Country Index

By John Lee. Libya has been ranked second-last out of 153 countries in this year’s Good Country Index, placing it just ahead of Iraq and behind Yemen. Iran was ranked 138th. The idea of the Good Country Index to measure what each country on earth contributes to the common good of humanity, and what it […]

Campaign to Stop sending Irish Livestock to Libya

The campaign group Compassion in World Farming has urged lawmakers to ban the export of live animals from Ireland to Libya. In an opinion piece for The Journal, Caroline Rowley, Spokesperson for the organisation in Ireland, says that in Libya terrified bulls are often strung up by a hind leg while fully conscious, before having […]

1,000 Bulls Imported from Ireland

By John Lee. A consignment of 1,000 bulls were reportedly shipped from Ireland to Libya in the closing days of 2018. The shipment of Friesians, Aberdeen Anguses, Herefords and continentals was organised by Curzon Livestock, according to Agriland. The compnay hopes that this contract could form the basis of regular and consistent shipments of Irish […]

Ireland, Libya reach agreement on Cattle Imports

The Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., has welcomed the agreement of veterinary health certificates for the export of cattle to Libya, conveyed today (30th November) by the Libyan National Center of Animal Health to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). Minister Creed said: “I welcome the […]

More Irish Cattle Destined for Libya

By John Lee. An Irish company is reportedly planning to send another consignment of bulls to Libya. James Horgan, the managing director of Curzon Livestock told AgriLand that he hopes the shipment of both Friesian and continental bulls will leave Ireland at the end of September. He said he will travel to Libya next week to […]

Libya Buys more than 1,000 Bulls from Ireland

By John Lee. More than 1,000 Friesian bulls are due to be exported from Ireland to Libya next week According to a report from Agriland, the deal was arranged by Irish company Supreme Livestock. Some 1,830 Irish cattle were exported to Libya in 2017, down from 2,162 in 2016. (Source: Agriland)

Irish Bulls to set sail for Libya today

By John Lee. According to a report from Agriland.ie, a consignment of approximately 1,900 heavy Irish bulls is expected to depart for Libya today, the first shipment of Irish cattle destined for Libya this year. Seán Cummins writes that the shipment consists of a range of breeds, and was prepared by Supreme Livestock for private […]