26 MARCH 2019
ICSA Munster Vice President Dermot Kelleher has welcomed the purchasing of weanlings for export to Turkey by Dutch Livestock Company Heemskerk BV. Mr Kelleher, who has strongly pushed Minister Michael Creed on developing the live export trade, met the principals of the exporting company, Mr Cors Heemskerk and his wife Bea at Castleisland mart in recent days as they bought weanlings.
“I am very pleased that Heeskerk have secured an outlet for some 3,500 weanlings to be filled in the next month to fulfil a contract they secured in Turkey before the import restrictions were imposed. Their buyers are active at several marts around the country and they are actively looking for R grade weanlings up to 320kg.”
“I am hopeful that the trade restrictions will be lifted by the Turkish government in the coming months in time for the busy autumn trade. The Heemskerk company are a very reputable outfit having being involved in the live export trade for many years and they have close ties with Irish farming going back to the 1960s.”