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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Tuesday, 24 Mar 1998

Vol. 488 No. 7

Written Answers. - Suckler Cow Quota.

Gerry Reynolds


161 Mr. G. Reynolds asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the reason a person (details supplied) in County Leitrim did not receive a cow quota. [7204/98]

The person named has applied for an allocation of suckler cow quota from the 1998 national reserve.

I have accepted the recommendations of the quota review group which gave priority for the allocation of quota from this reserve to eligible applicants with low livestock units. Livestock units are calculated with reference to applications under the suckler cow premium scheme, ewe premium scheme and special beef premium scheme and from any milk quota held by the applicant. It is estimated that all the available quota will be utilised by eligible applicants with less than seven livestock units.

As the person named already has 19 livestock units, he will not receive an allocation of quota from this reserve.