Dáil Éireann - Volume 433 - 29 June, 1993

Written Answers. - Livestock Payments.

221. Mr. E. Kenny asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry the amount of livestock payments, under all headings, paid in each of the past three years in counties Mayo, Galway, Sligo, [177] Donegal and Roscommon; the number of eligible applicants in each category; the percentage of the overall payment which was made to each of these counties; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

[178] Minister for Agriculture, Food and Forestry (Mr. J. Walsh): The information requested is as follows:

[179] County Donegal.

1990

1991

1992

Scheme

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount Paid £m

Per cent of Overall

Cattle Headage

7,811

4.6

9.9

7,743

4.8

7.9

7,567

6.0

7.7

Beef Cow

Equine Headage

119

0.02

6.4

159

0.02

4.2

216

0.03

5.6

Suckler Cow (Main)

6,386

2.3

6.3

6,340

3.1

6.1

6,105

3.2

5.7

Suckler Cow (Small)

76

0.02

1.3

101

0.04

1.5

86

0.03

1.2

Special Beef Premium

3,607

0.8

2.4

3,881

0.9

2.5

4,705

1.1

2.5

Sheep/Goat Headage

5,215

3.8

22.7

5,290

4.0

22.7

5,322

4.3

22.4

Ewe Premium

5,245

10.2

9.4

5,352

12.2

10.0

5,459

12.9

10.3

County Galway.

1990

1991

1992

Scheme

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount Paid £m

Per cent of Overall

Cattle Headage

6,508

3.8

8.1

13,177

9.3

15.4

13,183

12.0

15.5

Beef Cow

5,626

2.8

30.1

501

0.3

2.5

472

0.3

2.3

Equine Headage

466

0.07

23.7

674

0.1

19.2

770

0.1

19.0

Suckler Cow (Main)

10,348

3.7

10.2

10,482

5.2

10.2

10,405

5.9

10.4

Suckler Cow (Small)

458

0.1

7.7

543

0.2

7.4

525

0.2

7.0

Special Beef Premium

9,442

2.7

8.3

9,933

2.8

7.8

11,836

3.2

7.6

Sheep/Goat Headage

6,065

1.8

11.0

5,675

1.7

9.8

5,011

1.7

8.8

Ewe Premium

7,495

13.1

12.0

7,503

15.4

12.6

7,428

16.0

12.8

[180][181]County Mayo.

1990

1991

1992

Scheme

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount Paid £m

Per cent of Overall

Cattle Headage

13,623

8.4

18.2

13,601

8.9

14.7

13,320

11.2

14.4

Beef Cow

Equine Headage

176

0.02

7.9

266

0.04

7.1

361

0.05

7.6

Suckler Cow (Main)

9,972

3.5

9.6

9,982

4.9

9.5

9,228

5.0

8.8

Suckler Cow (Small)

507

0.1

7.5

606

0.2

8.1

685

0.2

8.3

Special Beef Premium

8,042

1.7

5.1

8,647

1.8

5.0

10,142

2.1

4.9

Sheep/Goat Headage

4,746

2.3

14.0

4,679

2.5

14.1

4,563

2.7

14.4

Ewe Premium

5,063

8.1

7.4

5,216

9.8

8.0

5,315

10.6

8.5

County Roscommon.

1990

1991

1992

Scheme

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount Paid £m

Per cent of Overall

Cattle Headage

4,783

3.4

7.3

6,968

5.3

8.8

6,971

6.9

8.9

Beef Cow

1,457

0.7

7.6

Equine Headage

105

0.02

6.2

178

0.03

5.6

226

0.03

5.1

Suckler Cow (Main)

4,881

2.0

5.5

5,035

2.9

5.6

4,696

3.0

5.3

Suckler Cow (Small)

245

0.06

3.8

278

0.09

3.6

219

0.07

2.8

Special Beef Premium

4,781

1.2

3.7

5,127

1.3

3.6

5,910

1.4

3.4

Sheep/Goat Headage

2,187

0.5

2.8

2,061

0.4

2.3

1,891

0.4

1.9

Ewe Premium

2,896

4.6

4.2

2,958

5.5

4.5

2.954

5.8

4.6

[182][183]County Sligo.

1990

1991

1992

Scheme

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount paid £m

Per cent of Overall

No. of eligible Applicants

Amount Paid £m

Per cent of Overall

Cattle Headage

4,970

3.4

7.3

4,952

3.6

5.9

4,916

4.6

6.0

Beef Cow

Equine Headage

85

0.01

3.9

119

0.02

4.1

178

0.03

4.6

Suckler Cow (Main)

3,201

1.4

3.9

3,252

2.0

3.8

3,302

2.2

3.9

Suckler Cow (Small)

232

0.06

3.6

399

0.1

5.2

367

0.1

5.0

Special Beef Premium

2,861

0.6

1.8

3,208

0.6

1.8

4,081

0.8

2.0

Sheep/Goat Headage

1,662

0.6

3.6

1,627

0.6

3.6

1,544

0.7

3.6

Ewe Premium

1,845

2.6

2.4

1,889

3.0

2.5

1,883

3.3

2.6