Written answers

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Animal Sales

Photo of Matt CarthyMatt Carthy (Cavan-Monaghan, Sinn Fein)
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177. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine if the AIM system was partially or completely unavailable at Ballybay mart at any time in 2021 or impact by any technical difficulties his Department is aware of; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6923/22]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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Department officials are not aware of the Animal Identification and Movement System (AIM) being unavailable at Ballybay mart or impacted by any technical difficulties in 2021.

Marts are required to notify movements of animals via web service to AIM. Occasionally, movement notifications are stored “offline” if the AIM webservice is temporarily unavailable. Any unavailability is generally momentary and the offline notifications that have been stored are uploaded when the system comes back online shortly thereafter. This should not cause any disruption to the operation of the mart.


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