Dáil Éireann - Volume 605 - 28 June, 2005

Written Answers - Cattle Identification Scheme.

  536. Mr. Perry asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if her attention has been drawn to the case of a person (details supplied); and if she will make a statement on the matter. [21917/05]

  Mary Coughlan:The position in this case is that the cow declared as the dam of this animal did not have a calf registered to it in the preceding two years. As part of the cross-checking processes for the registration of calf births, where there is an [865] unusual calving interval it is normal practice for the Department to ask the keeper to double check whether the tag number of the dam declared is correct. Thus a query letter was issued to the keeper. Having received the query, the representatives of the keeper should reply to the Sligo district veterinary office to confirm that the dam tag number declared is correct. Registration of the calf can then proceed as normal.