Thursday, 25 October 2018

Ceisteanna (274)

Martin Kenny


274. Deputy Martin Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of farmers who are not on target to meet their 20% star rating under the beef data and genomics programme, BDGP, by the end of October 2018; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [44273/18]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

There are approximately 22,700 BDGP herds on target to meet the requirement to have 20% 4 or 5 star females by 31st October 2018. Currently 509 herds are failing to meet this requirement; my Department issued letters to these herds on the 16th of October reminding them of their responsibilities under the program and advising them to source replacement females.