Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Ceisteanna (413, 414, 415)

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

413. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of steers aged between 20 and 36 months by month according to the AIMS database in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46180/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

414. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of bulls aged between 12 and 24 months by month according to the AIMS database in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46181/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Michael Fitzmaurice

Ceist:

415. Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of beef-breed heifers aged between 20 and 36 months by month according to the AIMS database in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [46182/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Agriculture)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 413 to 415, inclusive, together.

Detailed information in six monthly age categories for the beef herd and the dairy herd is extracted from the AIM database. This information is updated on a monthly basis and is available from 2014 up to 1 September 2019. The information on the AIM database for male bovine animals does not distinguish between bulls and steers.

This information on six monthly age categories for the beef herd and the dairy herd is made available on the Department's website at the address below.

https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/animalhealthwelfare/animalidentificationmovement/cattle/bovinebirthandmovementsmonthlyreports/

Information on the male animals for the categories 18-24 months, 24-30 months and 30-36 months is provided in the Table below.

Table Number of Male Animals at 18-24 months, 24-30 months and 30-36 months

Position at:

18-24 months

24-30 Months

30-36 months

01-October - 2018

499,279

142,822

94,921

01-November - 2018

602,240

92,558

95,210

01-December - 2018

639,030

65,615

85,485

01-January - 2019

636,025

56,166

77,361

01-February -2019

567,016

82,344

63,244

01-March - 2019

408,304

19,7887

49,879

01-April - 2019

269,471

293,286

38,791

01-May - 2019

176,665

344,347

30,687

01-June - 2019

127,840

356,748

25,424

01-July - 2019

104,992

343,026

22,391

01-August - 2019

151,170

296,336

30,841

01-September - 2019

174,014

218,558

68,663

Information on the number of beef breed heifers in the age categories 18 - 24 months, 24 - 30 months and 30 - 36 months are set down in the Table below.

Table Number of Beef Breed Heifers at 18-24 months, 24-30 months and 30-36 months

Position at

18-24 months

24-30 months

30-36 months

01-October - 2018

339,818

135,751

56,909

01-November - 2018

440,723

97,785

75,332

01-December - 2018

481,119

73,192

84,090

01-January - 2019

485,242

63,459

84,745

01-February - 2019

447,945

70,480

75,699

01-March - 2019

374,990

114,685

65,095

01-April - 2019

265,936

187,850

49,188

01-May- 2019

178,014

238,770

34,381

01-June - 2019

130,195

253,337

24,990

01-July - 2019

109,774

242,710

20,558

01-August - 2019

126,582

217,345

23,092

01-September - 2019

211,850

186,009

35,302