Thursday, 21 November 2019

Questions (179)

Joe Carey

Question:

179. Deputy Joe Carey asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of TB reactor animals in each of the years 2013 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by dairy cow, suckler cow, bull, steer or heifer; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [48337/19]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I have attached tables showing the number of TB reactor animals disclosed for the years 2013 to 2018 and to date in 2019. This data has been extracted from the Animal Health Computer System. A breakdown is given by four different Herd Types, Dairy, Suckler, Beef and Other (other relates to mixed enterprises) along with each animal type Cow, Bull, Heifer, Steer and Calf.

The total number of reactors in the tables for each year varies slightly from the official statistics. This arises because the official statistics are taken at a point in time yearly in early February and some processing may occur after this time which is not reflected in the official statistics.

Breakdown Table TB Reactors Year 2013

Herd Type

Cow

Bull

Heifer

Steer

Calf

Total per herd type

Dairy

5,525

44

1,048

558

113

7,288

Suckler

3,682

102

1,250

918

206

6,158

Beef

242

7

373

1,039

16

1,677

Other

243

7

179

119

8

556

Total per animal type

9,692

160

2,850

2,634

343

15,679

Breakdown Table TB Reactors Year 2014

Herd Type

Cow

Bull

Heifer

Steer

Calf

Total per herd type

Dairy

5,404

43

1,203

521

396

7,567

Suckler

3,679

107

1,448

996

260

6,490

Beef

245

10

312

944

99

1,610

Other

211

4

153

77

18

463

Total per animal type

9,539

164

3,116

2,538

773

16,130

Breakdown Table TB Reactors Year 2015

Herd Type

Cow

Bull

Heifer

Steer

Calf

Total per herd type

Dairy

5,055

31

1,282

412

225

7,005

Suckler

3,356

74

1,535

1,102

237

6,304

Beef

226

7

362

1,043

8

1,645

Other

202

2

124

55

19

402

Total per animal type

8,839

114

3,303

2,612

489

15,356

Breakdown Table TB Reactors Year 2016

Herd Type

Cow

Bull

Heifer

Steer

Calf

Total per herd type

Dairy

6,675

40

1,539

558

146

8,958

Suckler

3,321

88

1,384

1,003

239

6,035

Beef

269

4

389

928

12

1,602

Other

118

3

163

74

7

365

Total per animal type

10,383

135

3,475

2,563

404

16,960

Breakdown Table TB Reactors Year 2017

Herd Type

Cow

Bull

Heifer

Steer

Calf

Total per herd type

Dairy

6,388

8

1,506

492

170

8,564

Suckler

3,636

49

1,595

1,062

265

6,607

Beef

335

6

547

917

20

1,825

Other

117

1

131

87

13

349

Total per animal type

10,476

64

3,779

2,558

468

17,345

Breakdown Table TB Reactors Year 2018

Herd Type

Cow

Bull

Heifer

Steer

Calf

Total per herd type

Dairy

7,182

10

1,329

453

200

9,174

Suckler

3,408

41

1,274

931

379

6,033

Beef

251

0

587

1,082

17

1,937

Other

103

1

148

148

3

403

Total per animal type

10,944

52

3,338

2,614

599

17,547

Breakdown Table TB Reactors Year 2019 to date

Herd Type

Cow

Bull

Heifer

Steer

Calf

Total per herd type

Dairy

5,916

9

1,014

541

202

7,682

Suckler

2,942

24

1,243

854

200

5,263

Beef

194

3

404

823

47

1,471

Other

108

0

103

95

4

310

Total per animal type

9,160

36

2,764

2,313

453

14,726