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Agriculture: Live Exports

Volume 694: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many (a) cattle or calves; (b) sheep; and (c) other livestock species were exported live from the United Kingdom for further fattening or slaughter in 2006. [HL4704]

All livestock exported from the United Kingdom are required to be accompanied by a veterinary export certificate. No such certificates were issued for the export of livestock from the UK to countries outside the European Union in 2006.

Information on exports from Northern Ireland is not routinely collected centrally, but I have asked my officials to gather it and I will write to the noble Lord when I have it. I will also arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Library of the House.

The table below shows the number of cattle, sheep and other livestock species exported live, from the UK to the EU, for further fattening or slaughter in 2006:

Type of livestock species

Number exported for further fattening

Number exported for slaughter







Other livestock