Over £1 million of pedigree cattle have already been shipped
through the high-health, live export, route established by P&O
Ferries and the National Beef Association in October last year.
The NBA’s Policy Advisor, Kim Haywood, has confirmed that
up to the end of last week 156 pedigree cows, 39 bulls, 6 calves
and 139 heifers have been exported through Dover since the Association
promised to safeguard shipment for high value animals on P&O
The main destinations are France, Germany, Poland, Holland, and Belgium and the
breeds include Highland, Limousin, Angus, Saler, Holstein-Friesian, Dexter, Galloway,
Hereford, Gascon and Bazadaise.
“Interest in this high-health export channel increases weekly. Pedigree
exporters are attracted by the strictly controlled transport conditions. So far
over £1 million of animals have been moved and the value of this traffic
could treble by the end of the year,” said Ms Haywood.
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