Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Questions (793)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

793. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of lambs under one year of age exported live in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019; the export destinations of these lambs in each year in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44437/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The number of sheep exported live in each of the years 2016-2018 and to date in 2019, and the export destinations of these sheep in each year can be found below in tabular form. This data refers to EU countries and has been taken from the TRACES database which does not allow for the extraction of reports that indicate the age of the sheep.

A small number of consignments of sheep have been exported to some third countries during this period. My Department is currently gathering the data with regard to these and will revert as soon as possible.

Tables:

2016

-

Country of Destination

Total Number of Animals

Belgium

8,507

France

22,685

Germany

4,902

Italy

1,677

The Netherlands

7,845

United Kingdom

2,216

Total

47,832

2017

-

Country of Destination

Total Number of Animals

Belgium

4,683

France

16,554

Germany

5,144

Italy

746

Portugal

11

Romania

15

The Netherlands

8,112

United Kingdom

1,123

Total

36,388

2018

-

Country of Destination

Total Number of Animals

Belgium

1,510

France

16,768

Germany

5

Italy

276

Portugal

4

Spain

3

The Netherlands

2,077

United Kingdom

158

Total

20,801

2019 (YTD)

-

Country of Destination

Total Number of Animals

Belgium

253

Bulgaria

280

France

4,555

Germany

23

Italy

858

Spain

4

The Netherlands

515

United Kingdom

285

Total

6,773