Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Questions (661)

Paudie Coffey

Question:

675 Deputy Paudie Coffey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he has plans to continue to support productive farming through the cow suckler scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [35135/12]

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Written answers (Question to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine)

The Animal Welfare Recording and Breeding Scheme for Suckler Herds, commonly referred to as the Suckler Welfare Scheme, is a five year Scheme for beef breed animals born during the years 2008 to 2012 and is fully funded until then. Budgetary decisions regarding all schemes are subject to ongoing review and will feature as part of the Estimates process which will take place in second half of this year.