Livestock Export Opportunities a First for the UK

UK - NFUS is teaming up with QMS (Quality Meat Scotland) and BLG (British Livestock Genetics) to host a livestock export workshop to look at the opportunities for exporting cattle and sheep from the area to Europe and beyond. This specialist workshop is the first of its kind in the UK.
calendar icon 2 July 2007
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BLG will set the scene and look at the opportunities in the export markets, whilst a speaker from Scottish Enterprise will be outlining what support is available to farm businesses interested in the export market. Two local farmers and a vet, who have practical experience of exporting sheep and cattle, will discuss the dos, don’ts and documentation.

Jack Clark, MD of John Swan & Sons plc and IAAS President, who will be chairing the event, says:

“This event will provide breeders of all pedigree cattle & sheep, irrespective of herd or flock size, with an opportunity to gain an insight into the various health issues that must be addressed in exporting livestock to Europe.

“The Scottish Borders is home to internationally acclaimed pedigree sheep and cattle breeds. Since the livestock export ban was lifted just over a year ago, interest in and demand for Scottish Borders livestock and genetics has been enormous. Good commercial purebreds and commercial pedigree livestock, along with embryos and semen are what the market requires and the UK is well equipped to supply this market.”

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