Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Animal Identification Schemes
The Department's Animal Identification Movement system which collects and collates information on animal movements in the Irish State, defines a suckler beef cow, as a beef cow who has calved at least once in their lifetime by the end of December each calendar year.
There were 951,397 suckler cows registered on the Department's AIM system at the end of December 2018.