Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1374)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

1374. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cattle that were traded in a mart and then slaughtered within 30 days of the sale in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the number of herd owners that purchased the livestock; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [34881/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The information requested by the Deputy is provided in the following table.

Year

No of animals traded in a mart and slaughtered within 30 days

No of herdowners that purchased the livestock

2016

121,574

2,022

2017

132,377

1,941

2018

123,726

1,799

2019

52,228

1,230