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    NBA’s P&O ferry link for pedigree exports already showing its value
24/04/07

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.

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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 vessels.

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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