Minister Creed leads major Irish agri-food trade mission

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Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, is leading a delegation of over 30 Irish agri-food and agri-tech companies on a week-long trade mission to the Gulf States aimed at enhancing market access and helping to develop trade in a key region for Irish agri-food exports. The delegation will depart tomorrow (February 25), with a number of high-profile promotional events starting Sunday morning in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, before moving onto the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for events starting in Dubai on Tuesday morning.

IFA welcomes positive development on calf exports

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IFA president Joe Healy has strongly welcomed the positive decision from Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, to reduce inspection charges on calf exports by 75% from €4.80 to €1.20 per head. He said this is a vwelcome boost to the live-export trade for calves and comes at a vital time when calf sales are reaching their peak.