Longford Leader Farming: Restrictions on movements could damage calf trade

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IFA President Joe Healy said the IFA has strongly outlined farmer objections and concerns over the imposition of unnecessary restrictions on the farm-to-farm movements put forward by the Dept of Agriculture.

“Ahead of the peak sale time for calves, these restrictions by the Department could damage the trade in a year when we need to see the doubling of numbers exported. We should be removing obstacles, not adding them.” IFA has again called on Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and the Department to reconsider the changes.