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In Ireland 30,000 dirty cattle unfit for slaughter

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Staff Writer | September 22, 2016
The number of cattle in Ireland deemed unfit for slaughter because of hide condition has grown from 17,376 to 29,246 over the last three years.
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Farmers   The problem of dirty cattle
This is according to the Department of Agriculture. This stock comes primarily from feedlots, Indpendent reports.

Meat Industry Ireland said the problem of dirty cattle would have to be addressed, whether the cattle came from feedlots or not.

New information leaflets on clean cattle and sheep will be launched by Agriculture Minister, Michael Creed, at the National Ploughing Championships this week.

It is understood that the Teagsasc leaflets will outline best practice with regard to presenting clean livestock at slaughter.

The Department is also launching a consultation process on a new clean livestock policy (CLP) for sheep.