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Written Answers. - Animal Deaths.

Tuesday, 3 December 2002

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 558 No. 4

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 181. Dr. Cowley Information on Jerry Cowley Zoom on Jerry Cowley  asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh  the number of fallen animals as a whole from counties Mayo and Sligo taken to counties Meath, Cavan, Galway and Roscommon in 2000 and 2001. [24641/02]

Minister for Agriculture and Food (Mr. Walsh): Information on Joe Walsh Zoom on Joe Walsh The fallen animal collection scheme commenced on 1 July 2001 and the figures sought are available from that date only.

Fallen animals originating in Mayo during the July December 2001 period were sent to knackeries in the following counties:

County Number of Fallen Animals
Meath 824
Cavan 599
Galway 386
Roscommon 10

The figures for animals originating in Sligo are as follows:

County Number of Fallen Animals
Meath 232
Cavan 648
Galway 10
Roscommon 41

The total on farm deaths recorded on the cattle movement monitoring system, CMMS, in 2000 was 96,917 of which 4,674 were recorded for County Mayo and 1,938 were recorded for County Sligo.

The total on farm deaths recorded on CMMS in 2001 was 131,385 of which 5,504 were recorded for County Mayo and 2,344 were recorded for County Sligo.


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