Thursday, 8 November 2012

Questions (280)

Brendan Griffin

Question:

280. Deputy Brendan Griffin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if Kerry bog ponies will be included in the calculations for restocking of the hills in County Kerry; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49187/12]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The position is that Kerry Bog Ponies will not be included in the calculations for restocking of commonages. The National Parks and Wild Life Service have undertaken a comprehensive evaluation of commonages and established a minimum and maximum ewe equivalent figure for each LPIS parcel within a commonage. The ewe equivalents are restricted to suitable ovine and bovine breeds.