Type

Report

Authors

Bernadette Earley
Daniel J. Prendiville

Subjects

Veterinary

Topics
county animal transport weanlings irish animal welfare distance animals weaning

Weaning Mart Survey (2001)

Abstract The weanling survey was carried out for the period January1998 to December 1999.* There were 123,259 weanling surveyed.* The distance travelled to the mart ranged from 1.4 to 216 km.* All weanlings travelled < 4 h to the mart.* The majority of weanlings travelled < 50 km to and from themart.* The distance travelled from the mart ranged from 2.1 to 364km.* Only 32 weanlings travelled > 500 km on the combined journeys to and from the mart.* The longest distance travelled on the combined journey to andfrom the mart was 579 km.* The number of weanlings that remained within the county wherethe marts were located ranged from 23.5% to 99.5%.* No animals travelled for > 8 h.* There are no welfare issues involved in the selling of weanlingsthrough Irish marts.
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Bernadette Earley, Daniel J. Prendiville

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