Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Questions (561)

Charlie McConalogue


561. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of bovine animals imported for slaughter from 1 January 2018 and to date in 2019, by category, that is, steer, heifer, young bull or cow; the destinations of the animals in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29884/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

In 2018, 8,329 cattle were imported into the country for immediate slaughter. Information on sub-divisional categories of these animals such as steer, heifer, young bull and cow is not recorded on the Animal Identification and Movement system.

Data for 2019 is not available in a definitive form yet, but will be available later in the year.