RE-OPENING OF EGYPTIAN MARKET IS A SIGNIFICANT BREAKTHROUGH – IFA

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RE-OPENING OF EGYPTIAN MARKET IS A SIGNIFICANT BREAKTHROUGH - IFA
16 Sep 2011

RE-OPENING OF EGYPTIAN MARKET IS A SIGNIFICANT BREAKTHROUGH – IFA

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IFA President John Bryan has welcomed news that the way has been cleared for the re-opening of the Egytian market to live cattle for the first time since the 1990s.

John Bryan said agreement had been reached on a veterinary certificate between the Irish and Egyptian authorities for cattle up to 30 months of age for finishing, and up to 20 months for further fattening.

“This marks a significant breakthrough in the re-opening of the North African and Middle Eastern markets. I am calling on the industry to capitalise on this opportunity and re-establish this traditional trade, which has been a very important outlet for the livestock sector.”

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