Written Answers. - Suckler Cow Quota.

John Perry

Question:

458 Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if a suckler cow quota will be granted for a person (details supplied) in County Sligo; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2094/99]

An application for an allocation of suckler cow quota from the 1999 national reserve has been received from the person named.

Some 4,000 farmers have applied for an allocation of suckler cow quota from this reserve. These application forms are presently been recorded and it is not possible to say at this stage, what the outcome of any individual application will be. It is expected that all applicants will be informed, by the end of February, of the outcome of their applications.