Slaughtered sheep from Roscommon plant were shipped to France

Friday, March 02, 2001
It is believed that most of the meat from the sheep transported to Roscommon from an infected farm in South Armagh, were shipped to France, after slaughter.

It is expected that France will now ban all live meat exports from this country. France is Ireland's largest sheep export market, worth £120m a year.

Department of Agriculture officials have now traced to France the sheep dealer behind the transfer of the 148 lambs to Kepak in Roscommon from Eigh in Armagh.