Road transport of live ruminants will be prohibited from Saturday morning 20 July 2019 until further notice.

The move by the Department of Agriculture was prompted by forecasts of another severe heatwave.


The ban affects road transport of cattle and sheep to and through continental Europe.

The Department of Agriculture said the current notice does not affect the country-specific ban on road transport of all animals throughout July and August to north Africa, Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Croatia.

That ban remains in place.

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