Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Questions (3377)

Brian Leddin

Question:

3377. Deputy Brian Leddin asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of individual greyhound pups born in Ireland during the period 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021; the breakdown of racing and coursing pups; the number of litters born in that period; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [39398/21]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Irish Coursing Club (ICC) is the organisation charged with the role of Keeper of the Irish Stud Book since 1923. The stud book records pedigrees, ownerships, breeding data and transfers of ownership primarily of all greyhounds. Greyhounds are required to be named with the Club. The ICC is subject to the general control and direction of Rásaíocht Con Éireann.

The ICC has informed my Department that the information regarding the number of pups born between 1st Jan 2021 and 30th June 2021 will be available in the autumn of 2021 as there is a time lag in terms of pups born and the administrative process that underpins registration.

The number of litters for the period is 1004.