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Cattle: Exports

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live young calves were exported from the UK in each of the last five years; and to which destinations. (138784)

No cattle were exported before May 2006 due to the EU BSE related ban. This ban was lifted on 3 May 2006.

The number of cows exported in 2006, from the UK to the EU, is set out in the table. Romania was the only country outside the EU to which cattle were exported during 2006; they joined the EU on 1 January 2007.

Data are available only for cattle as the data source does not differentiate between calves and adult cattle.

Destination country

Number of cows exported in 2006

Netherlands

82,612

Belgium

28,626

France

9,237

Italy

2,706

Spain

20,937

Ireland

7,542

Hungary

250

Estonia

94

Poland

85

Germany

79

Greece

63

Denmark

16

Romania

45