Dáil Éireann - Volume 614 - 07 February, 2006
Written Answers. - Poultry Industry.
Mr. Neville Mr. Neville
397. Mr. Neville asked the Minister for Agriculture and Food if it is the policy of her Department that poultry with an outbreak of mycoplasma gallisepticum will be depopulated; and if so, the reason compensation is not awarded in such circumstances. [4135/06]
Mary Coughlan Mary Coughlan
Mary Coughlan: It is not the normal policy of my Department to operate a slaughter-out policy in the case of an outbreak of mycoplasma gallisepticum and, therefore, the issue of compensation would not normally arise. It is normal practice that, when the disease is detected in the commercial poultry industry, the producer would have  the flock slaughtered on a voluntary basis at his or her own expense.
Dáil Éireann 614 Written Answers. Poultry Industry.