A Monaghan farmer has defended the live export of bull calves from Ireland.
It comes after claims from animal welfare organisations that livestock transported by boat to Europe experience stress, hunger, thirst and exhaustion.
It’s estimated that the practice is worth 130 million to the Irish economy.
Recent petitions to stop live exports have been met by counter proposals from farming organisations.
Edmund Graham, the ICSA Beef Chair from Monaghan, says farmers have a duty to ensure safe conditions.