Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Poultry Industry

Matt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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759. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of chickens which have been culled as a result of the presence of bird flu H6N1 subtype following a recent outbreak per affected flock in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11330/20]

Photo of Michael CreedMichael Creed (Cork North West, Fine Gael)
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The total number of birds reported to the Department in the flocks affected by H6N1 Low Pathogenicity Avian Influenza is 605,173 - broken down as follows:

Production system Number of flocks Number of birds
Table egg layer (free range) 8 77,336
Table egg layer (colony) 3 517,835
Turkeys 2 10,002

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