Tuesday, 3 February 2004

Questions (117)

Michael Ring

Question:

246 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food when a person (details supplied) in County Mayo will be paid the suckler cow premium for 2003, considering that they submitted an amendment form for farm-to-farm animal movements. [2808/04]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture and Food)

The person named applied for premium on 12 animals under the 2003 suckler cow premium scheme. While processing the application, it was found that data on animal tag number 272301750098 did not appear to be sufficient to account for all movements for this animal. This information has since been updated but further checks against CMMS showed that the animal was sold inside the six months retention period and would, therefore, require replacing. The applicant has nominated a replacement animal and the case has been processed further. Payment of the 80% advance instalment will issue shortly.