Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed has welcomed Roundwood Livestock Limited’s securing of a contract with the Algerian Government for 12,000 live bulls and steers.

“It is a big vote of confidence in the Irish cattle market by the Algerian Government and in the quality of Irish beef. I commend Dr Salman and his team at Roundwood for their efforts in developing this exciting market opportunity. Irish farmers will no doubt welcome another market opening up for Irish livestock at this critical time,” the minister said.