Written Answers. - Bovine Diseases.

Jimmy Deenihan

Ceist:

288 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the number of brucellosis reac tors for each of the years from 1995 to 1998 in County Kerry; the number of herds affected; the number of herds depopulated each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1137/99]

Jimmy Deenihan

Ceist:

289 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the number of tuberculosis reactors for each of the years from 1995 to 1998 in County Kerry; the number of herds affected; the number of herds depopulated each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1138/99]

Jimmy Deenihan

Ceist:

290 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the number of brucellosis reactors for each of the years from 1995 to 1998 nationally; the number of herds affected; the number of herds depopulated each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1139/99]

Jimmy Deenihan

Ceist:

291 Mr. Deenihan asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food the number of tuberculosis reactors for each of the years from 1995 to 1998 nationally; the number of herds affected; the number of herds depopulated each year; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [1140/99]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 288 to 291, inclusive, together.

The number of herds restricted and the number of reactors disclosed nationally and for County Kerry due to TB and brucellosis from 1995 to 1998 are as follows:

Year

NationallyTB

Herds restricted at 31 December

Reactors

County KerryTB

Herds restricted at 31 December

Reactors

1995

5,074

33,180

145

924

1996

4,157

30,400

175

1,633

1997

4,111

28,647

218

1,905

1998

6,115

42,407

394

3,165

The number of depopulations in respect of TB is being compiled and will be sent to the Deputy in due course.

Year

NationallyBrucellosis

Herds restricted at 31 December

Reactors

Depopulations

County KerryBrucellosis

Herds restricted at 31 December

Reactors

Depopulations

1995

267

3,229

127

49

432

14

1996

328

4,411

174

66

943

39

1997

482

5,880

254

91

1,066

47

1998

571

6,417

328

71

956

69