Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Questions (585)

Denis Naughten

Question:

585. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Question No. 292 of 19 December 2013, if he will provide the corresponding figures for good agricultural and environmental condition inspections, cattle inspections and sheep inspections; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5670/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department is required to carry out an annual round of inspections to ensure compliance with the EU regulatory requirements of Cross Compliance. The rate of inspections for cross-compliance is 1% of applicants to whom the Statutory Management Requirements (SMRs) and Good Agricultural Environmental Condition (GAEC) apply. However, 3% of farmers must be inspected under the bovine identification and registration requirements, while 3% of sheep/goat farmers must be inspected covering 5% of the flock. The information requested by the Deputy is detailed below:

County

2012 Bovine IDR Inspections

2012 Bovine IDR Inspections

2012 Ovine IDR Inspections

2012 Ovine IDR Inspections

2012 GAEC

Inspections

2012 GAEC

Inspections

No. of Holdings Selected Randomly

No. of Holdings with Financial Penalty

No. of Holdings Selected Randomly

No. of Holdings with Financial Penalty

No. of Holdings Selected Randomly

No. of Holdings with Financial Penalty

Carlow

25

5

28

6

6

2

Cavan

39

4

27

6

9

0

Clare

57

1

21

4

14

0

Cork

137

9

73

8

33

3

Donegal

89

3

71

10

19

2

Dublin

7

0

7

0

1

0

Galway

127

14

126

23

41

7

Kerry

76

5

75

3

20

1

Kildare

26

2

32

3

5

0

Kilkenny

39

5

31

3

10

2

Laois

39

5

17

1

7

2

Leitrim

37

5

25

6

11

1

Limerick

74

9

22

0

19

1

Longford

22

0

8

0

7

0

Louth

21

3

19

1

6

1

Mayo

109

8

81

13

27

2

Meath

48

8

20

2

4

0

Monaghan

50

4

17

3

9

1

Offaly

35

5

19

2

5

3

Roscommon

59

12

42

11

14

0

Sligo

53

4

37

1

17

0

Tipperary

65

10

26

7

14

1

Waterford

27

3

9

0

4

1

Westmeath

42

11

24

9

8

1

Wexford

27

2

26

2

7

1

Wicklow

14

3

21

4

0

0

Total

1,344

140

904

128

317

32