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Tuesday 21 February 2017

A €2 billion export trade

Published 13/01/2016 | 02:30

Ireland's beef exports are going into higher value retail.
Ireland's beef exports are going into higher value retail.

Over 550,000t of beef is produced from 1 million suckler cows and 1.3 million dairy cows, of which almost 90pc is exported.

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This makes Ireland the largest net exporter of beef in the northern hemisphere and the fourth largest in the world. For 2015, Irish beef exports are valued at more than €2.1bn.

More and more of Ireland's beef exports are going into higher value retail and foodservice channels. It is listed with more than 80 multiple retail chains across European markets - more than any other country.

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