Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (500)

Eugene Murphy

Ceist:

500. Deputy Eugene Murphy asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of cases of bovine tuberculosis herd incidents, by county, in 2017 and 2018 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12235/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

At the end of 2018, national herd incidence for TB stood at 3.51% as is shown in the following table, marginally up on the same period last year (comparable figure for 2017 is 3.47%). This means that in 2018, 3.51% of all herds tested for TB have experienced a new breakdown, i.e., they have had at least 1 animal that tested positive for TB.

The tables show by county the number of herds restricted, number of reactor animals and herd incidence in 2017 and 2018.

RVO

Herd Incidence 2018

Herds Restricted in 2018

Reactors in 2018

CARLOW

2.75%

35

105

CAVAN

4.19%

201

893

CLARE

3.77%

225

1,265

CORK North

5.66%

320

2,086

CORK South

2.72%

161

582

DONEGAL

1.70%

87

113

DUBLIN

8.40%

30

169

GALWAY

2.23%

241

838

KERRY

2.62%

172

1,069

KILDARE

3.52%

63

167

KILKENNY

2.92%

88

352

LAOIS

3.60%

100

505

LEITRIM

2.02%

58

185

LIMERICK

1.79%

94

364

LONGFORD

1.97%

46

207

LOUTH

4.88%

56

101

MAYO

2.20%

193

501

MEATH

5.39%

193

754

MONAGHAN

8.91%

371

1,677

OFFALY

3.96%

122

360

ROSCOMMON

2.72%

144

336

SLIGO

3.94%

134

482

TIPP NORTH

4.85%

165

1,296

TIPP SOUTH

2.86%

96

399

WATERFORD

2.78%

59

343

WESTMEATH

4.82%

147

666

WEXFORD

4.33%

129

709

WICKLOW E

9.51%

98

596

WICKLOW W

8.60%

46

371

TOTAL

3.51%

3,874

17,491

RVO

Herd Incidence 2017

Herds Restricted in 2017

Reactors in 2017

CARLOW

3.55%

46

103

CAVAN

5.53%

263

1,408

CLARE

3.37%

204

1,207

CORK North

4.72%

270

1,775

CORK South

4.10%

246

809

DONEGAL

2.00%

104

184

DUBLIN

5.57%

21

86

GALWAY

2.59%

284

975

KERRY

2.70%

180

1,173

KILDARE

3.64%

68

146

KILKENNY

3.24%

99

421

LAOIS

3.28%

93

667

LEITRIM

2.87%

83

309

LIMERICK

2.26%

121

533

LONGFORD

2.21%

52

73

LOUTH

4.01%

46

181

MAYO

2.20%

197

507

MEATH

5.77%

206

654

MONAGHAN

4.94%

207

1,089

OFFALY

3.66%

114

346

ROSCOMMON

2.71%

146

422

SLIGO

3.04%

105

290

TIPP NORTH

4.26%

146

842

TIPP SOUTH

3.27%

111

361

WATERFORD

1.66%

36

149

WESTMEATH

5.72%

175

919

WEXFORD

4.57%

138

907

WICKLOW E

5.97%

63

421

WICKLOW W

11.05%

61

309

TOTAL

3.47%

3,885

17,266