The race for increase and decrease in the export of calves, weanlings, adult cattle, and the store continues. In Republic of Ireland the calve export percentage has increased by 12% when compared to 2021.
According to the Agricultural Department, Food, and the Marine, 10,460 weanlings and 144,255 calves have been exported on May 29 this year. As the number of exports of these two has increased, the exports for adult cattle and stores have reduced. The reduction in export of adult cattle is recorded to be 25% and that for the store is 7% by the year 2021.
The changed circumstances, due to COVID-19 reduced the export of calves last year. But the situation seems to improve this year, despite the sailing setbacks faced by Irish exporters. The doubled percentage of cattle is being exported to Netherland. Spain continues to be the largest buyer of calves from Ireland.
The market analysis of Bord Bia fills us with the hope that a rise in yearlings would even strengthen the calves export.