Thursday, 28 January 2016
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Agriculture Scheme Payments
154. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine why payments in respect of two calves disposed of as a result of bovine viral diarrhoea were not made to a person (details supplied) in County Galway. [3623/16]
The person named submitted an application for compensation under the 2 013 BVD Compensation Programme for Beef Breed Animals born i n 2013 on the 25 November 2013. The person named had one calf persistently infected (PI) with BVD born in 2013. The scheme provided that payment would be made in respect of the second and subsequent PIs removed to the knackery within a specified timeframe. As the person named had only one PI in 2013 he is not eligible for payment under the Scheme.
The person named also had a PI positive animal born in 2011. However there was no BVD Compensation Programme for farmers who had persistently infected calves born in their herds in 2011.