Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (412)

Jackie Cahill

Question:

412. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide information (details supplied) in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [52140/18]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The definition of suckler cows used for statistical purposes is beef cows who have calved at least once in their lifetime

 Table 1 attached shows the number farms by county containing at least one suckler cow at the end of each year from 2010-2017.  This table also provides a national total for each of the years.

 Table 2 attached shows the number of suckler cows by county at the end of each year from 2010-2017. This table also provides a national total for each of the years.

 The Department's AIM system does not currently allow for the average size of suckler herds to derived at the county level.

 Your request in relation to  data on BPS, Pillar 1 & Pillar 2 payments is still being examined and a further response will issue direct to your office.

Table 1: Number of farms with at least one suckler cow 01/01/2010-31/12/2017 is available through the following link:

Number of farms with at least one suckler cow

Table 2: Suckler Cows by county 01/01/2010 31/12/2017 is available through the following link:

Suckler Cows by county