Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Ceisteanna (356)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

356. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine further to Parliamentary Question No. 1374 of 6 September 2019, the breakdown of the herdowners that purchased cattle in a mart and then slaughtered them within 30 days of the sale in each of the years 2016 to 2018 and to date in 2019, by category (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [40857/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

The Deputy will find the requested information relating to Farm, Factory and Dealer herds in the following table.

The data in relation to controlled finishing units (feedlots) is being compiled at present and will be forwarded to the Deputy once it is available.

Sold

Slaughtered within 30 Days

%

Farmer

H/owner

Factory/

Abattoir

Dealer

Herds

Animals

Herds

Animals

Herds

Animals

2016

1,584,494

121,574

7.7

1910

112,937

40

3,519

72

5,118

2017

1,659,757

132,377

8

1,834

122,367

32

3,239

75

6,771

2018

1,574,548

123,726

7.9

1,700

115,990

39

3,228

60

4,508

2019

(to 29 Aug).

871,118

52,228

6

1,149

48,350

34

1,768

47

2,110