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Table 6: Numbers of Beef Pedigree calves born in Ireland in 2015 – analysed by breed & by country of Origin of Dam.

Table 6 summary:

  • Not surprisingly, 97% of all the dams of pedigree beef calves born in 2015 are Irish.
  • The majority of the foreign pedigree dams come from the UK and France with the remainder coming from Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Germany & Italy (Graph 10).

Only 3% of the Dam’s of Irish Pedigree beef calves were themselves imported into Ireland.

Graph 10: Distribution of Countries of origin for the Dams of the 2015 born pedigree calves.

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