Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Questions (142)

Patrick O'Donovan

Question:

142. Deputy Patrick O'Donovan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the compensation available in respect of a person (details supplied) in County Wexford; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [23955/14]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

At present compensation is available to suckler cow farmers who have multiple cases of persistently infected (PI) calves in their herds in order to encourage the early disposal of these calves. The compensation scheme offers these farmers €100 for the second and subsequent calves removed from suckler herds to a knackery.

My Department is currently finalising a review of the BVD Compensation Programme. I will contact you when this review has been completed.