Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (407)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

407. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of live bovine animals imported in each of the years 2016, 2017 and to date 2018 by calves, weanlings, store cattle, finished cattle and cows; if they were for breeding purposes or otherwise; the countries of origin of these animals; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51997/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

All cattle imported into Ireland are required to be registered on my Department’s Animal Identification and Movement system (AIM) and accompanied by its passport in addition to complying with all relevant regulations regarding the importation of live animals. AIM provides all processing plants with the animal’s date of birth, sex, breed, movement history and TB test records.

The data provided in the attached table  are broken down by country of origin, gender and purpose (breeding or slaughter).  Information on sub-divisional categories such as stores or weanlings is not available on AIM.

Bovine imports 2016 /2017 / 2018 up to end Q3

IMPORT YEAR

IMPORT SOURCE

IMPORT TYPE

GENDER

ANIMALS

2016

2016

Austria

BP

Female

105

2016

Austria

BP

Male

29

2016

Denmark

BP

Female

112

2016

Denmark

BP

Male

2

2016

France

BP

Female

66

2016

France

BP

Male

35

2016

Germany

BP

Female

186

2016

Netherlands

BP

Female

571

2016

UK

BP

Cow

375

2016

UK

BP

Female

2214

2016

UK

BP

Male

670

2016

UK

SL

Cow

7774

2016

UK

SL

Female

1763

2016

UK

SL

Male

1806

15708

2017

2017

Austria

BP

Female

42

2017

Austria

BP

Male

36

2017

Belgium

BP

Female

55

2017

Belgium

BP

Male

10

2017

Denmark

BP

Female

134

2017

Denmark

BP

Male

1

2017

France

BP

Female

67

2017

France

BP

Male

14

2017

Germany

BP

Female

287

2017

Germany

BP

Male

7

2017

Netherlands

BP

Female

319

2017

Netherlands

BP

Male

8

2017

Spain

BP

Female

1

2017

Spain

BP

Male

4

2017

UK

BP

Cow

317

2017

UK

BP

Female

1436

2017

UK

BP

Male

396

2017

UK

SL

Cow

6166

2017

UK

SL

Female

1653

2017

UK

SL

Male

1695

12648

2018

2018

Austria

BP

Male

5

2018

Belgium

BP

Female

3

2018

Belgium

BP

Male

2

2018

Denmark

BP

Female

441

2018

Denmark

BP

Male

2

2018

France

BP

Female

16

2018

France

BP

Male

8

2018

Germany

BP

Female

92

2018

Germany

BP

Male

1

2018

Italy

BP

Female

20

2018

Italy

BP

Male

2

2018

Netherlands

BP

Female

111

2018

Netherlands

BP

Male

3

2018

Netherlands

SL

Female

2

2018

UK

BP

Cow

219

2018

UK

BP

Female

1085

2018

UK

BP

Male

215

2018

UK

SL

Cow

3897

2018

UK

SL

Female

759

2018

UK

SL

Male

1595

8478