Calf exports are on hold as stormy weather conditions hits transports to Europe.
Adverse weather conditions caused by Storm Ciara has meant that no livestock were transported by sea to France over the last number of days.
The Department of Agriculture has now said as the weather forecast is not favourable for the next 5 days, it is likely that there will not be any such movements until the middle of next week.
It said the disruption of this trade may lead to reduced demand for calves at marts over the coming week.
In order to ensure welfare of calves,the Department is advising that dairy farmers make every effort to retain calves on farm for an additional number of days until the weather conditions allow for the resumption of this trade.