Written answers

Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Animal Sales

Photo of Denis NaughtenDenis Naughten (Roscommon-Galway, Independent)
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218. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if a list of the marts registered under the AIMS system including the Eircode will be provided; and if he will report on the operation of the system in marts; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37304/20]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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Livestock Marts approved by my Department interact with the Animal, Identification and Movement (AIM) database via a webservice system. Animals presented for sale at marts are notified in real time to the AIM database. The marts own web service system identifies those bovines which move into the mart and interacts with AIM. Relevant information relating to each bovine is returned from the AIM system via the webservice to the marts computerised system prior to commencement of the sale.

The details of the outward movement of bovines from the livestock mart must be returned within seven days of the movement but this process is generally closed off by the mart within a 24-hour period.

A list of livestock marts is attached whereby the eircode is provided in respect of those marts that supplied this information to the Department.

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