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Video: Economic Woes Overshadow Eid al-Adha

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. As Muslims prepare to celebrate the festival of Eid al-Adha, Libyans are complaining of a huge jump in the price of sheep. Muslims offer a ritual sacrifice of a sheep during Eid and distribute […]

Libyan Instability Hits Irish Sheep Exports

Live sheep exports from Ireland have fallen by more than 72 percent in July as a result of the continuing instability in Libya. Declan Fennell of Bord Bia, the Irish meat marketing board, told Agriland: “In July 2014, live exports are back by 27,164 head, equivalent to 72% drop when compared to the same period […]

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Libya a Key Market for Live Sheep Exports

With a clear shortage in domestic sheep production relative to market demand, Libya has emerged as an important market for live sheep exports from the EU. Declan Fennell, of the Irish trade body Bord Bia, said that Irish live sheep exports almost doubled to approach 70,000 head in 2013, and the new market of Libya is […]

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Libya Opens Doors to Irish Sheep

Following Ireland’s successful resumption of cattle exports to Libya earlier this year, the first shipment of sheep is expected this week. Global Meat News reports that Irish mart prices have strengthened on the back of strong demand for live exports, including the Libyan deal, which is expected to number 4,000-5,000 lambs. A veterinary health certificate […]