Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Questions (691)

Carol Nolan

Question:

691. Deputy Carol Nolan asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the status of the engagement he and his Department have had with farmer representative organisations following the decision to issue herd test history statements and reports to all cattle herd owners; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2359/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

I reconvened the bovine TB (bTB) Stakeholder Forum on 1st October 2020. At this meeting, the draft bTB Eradication strategy was discussed including the issue of herd test history statements and reports.

As a result of that meeting, subsequent bilaterals and a second meeting of the Forum on 8th December 2020, a new bTB eradication strategy has been agreed and will be published shortly.