Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (412)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Question:

412. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the cattle listed in the weekly kill figures each week are just those from Irish herds included in the AIMS database; if it is a mix of native and imported livestock; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46179/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The weekly kill figures published by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine are slaughter figures as provided by all relevant slaughter premises as per the requirements under S.I. No. 254 of 2019 EUROPEAN UNION (CARCASE CLASSIFICATION AND PRICE REPORTING) REGULATIONS 2019.

The reported figures include the total number of animals slaughtered (of any provenance) and have the following subcategorisations by grade: Steers, Cows, Heifers, young Bulls and mature Bulls. There is no requirement under the Regulation to categorise whether the livestock were imported or not.