Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (328)

Jackie Cahill


328. Deputy Jackie Cahill asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the loss of animals from TB by a farmer (details supplied) can be used as a stock rate reduction under force majeure with regard to BEAM; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7530/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

There may be certain circumstances where the removal of animals due to TB can be taken into account by the Department when calculating the nitrates reduction target that must be reached under the Beef Emergency Aid Scheme (BEAM). Each case will be looked at individually.

If the individual concerned wishes to have the nitrates reduction figure reviewed, he should write to the Beef Schemes Division of the Department setting out all the circumstances and the matter will be examined.