Dáil Éireann - Volume 537 - 31 May, 2001
Written Answers. - Herd Testing.
Mr. Connaughton Mr. Connaughton
74. Mr. Connaughton asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development the reason a person (details supplied) in County Galway is not allowed to have a private test carried out on five calves for sale; and if it is realistic to pressurise farmers into having another full herd test at their own expense. [16344/01]
Mr. Walsh Mr. Walsh
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Rural Development (Mr. Walsh): This herdowner's annual test is now due as he is listed in the second phase of the annual round of testing. It is the policy that where a full herd test is due, private test permission is not allowed.
Dáil Éireann 537 Written Answers. Herd Testing.