Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Beef Data Programme

Photo of John O'MahonyJohn O'Mahony (Mayo, Fine Gael)
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271. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine when a person (details supplied) in County Galway will receive payment under the beef genomics scheme for 2014; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [42589/15]

Photo of Simon CoveneySimon Coveney (Minister, Department of Agriculture, the Marine and Food; Cork South Central, Fine Gael)
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The person named applied to participate in the 2014 Beef Genomics Scheme on the 31 March 2014. Under the Terms and Conditions of the scheme applicants were required to tissue sample 15% of the animals in his/her herd.

The person named was issued with 5 tissue tags for sampling purposes by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation. The person named only returned 3 tissue samples to the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation. As the person named did not comply fully with the Terms and Conditions of the 2014 Beef Genomics Scheme no payment is due.

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