Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Questions (425)

Seán Fleming


425. Deputy Sean Fleming asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if he will provide information in respect of calves (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46349/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

My Department does not collect data regarding calf euthanasia on Irish farms.

With regards to on farm deaths, 2.5 % of calves were registered as dead before they attained six weeks of age in 2018. These data compare very favourably with other livestock rearing countries in the EU and Worldwide.