Minister considers mass export of live bull calves to Kazakhstan

Minister considers mass export of live bull calves to Kazakhstan

Michael Creed, the Minister for Agriculture, has raised the prospect of shipping Irish calves to Kazakhstan to tackle the oversupply in the sector.

Michael Creed, the Minister for Agriculture, has raised the prospect of shipping Irish calves to Kazakhstan to tackle the oversupply in the sector.

The number of dairy cows has increased by more than 300,000 in recent years following the abolition of EU milk quotas. That has led to an increase in the supply of Freisian calves. While female calves are in demand for milking, there is much lower demand for Freisian bull calves which have...

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