Dáil Éireann - Volume 638 - 27 September, 2007
Written Answers. - Live Exports.
Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl
Deputy Seán Ó Fearghaíl asked the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food the measures that are in place within her Department to promote the live export of weanlings in autumn 2007; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21182/07]
Deputy Mary Coughlan Deputy Mary Coughlan
Deputy Mary Coughlan: Live exports continue to be an important outlet for our weanling trade and for overall beef sector. My Department is, consequently, closely involved with Bord Bia in the promotion of the live weanling trade. Activities undertaken include:
Showcase events for Irish weanlings involving exporters, importers, feedlot owners and media;
Promotional support to the trade including trade advertising and distribution of information and literature to potential customers in the markets;
Inward buyer visits to Ireland; and
Varied support to exporters including market and customer research, credit checks, translations, facilitating meetings, market information and study visits.
Dáil Éireann 638 Written Answers. Live Exports.