IFA says live export trade to Turkey will open this week

The group's president Joe Healy says the country is a 'real opportunity' and 'capable of paying very good prices'

IFA says live export trade to Turkey will open this week

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The IFA says it expects the live export trade to Turkey will open this week.

Association President Joe Healy says it will be a very positive development for the Irish livestock sector and will add much-needed competition to the trade for weanlings and younger stock.

Turkey imported 380,000 head last year, most of which were from South America and France.

The IFA has been pushing to get the live trade to Turkey open since last year.

IFA president Joe Healy said Turkey is a 'real opportunity' as "a high volume live cattle destination, capable of paying very good prices."