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Thursday, 4 July 2024

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Agriculture Industry

Photo of Bernard DurkanBernard Durkan (Kildare North, Fine Gael)
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410. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine how a person (details supplied) might apply for a herd number in their own right given that they work on their parents’ farm at present;; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29054/24]

Photo of Charlie McConalogueCharlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
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The person named must be over 18 years of age and can download a herdnumber application form, the ER1, from the Department’s website at www.gov.ie/en/service/f90f21-application-for-a-flockherd-number/.

An Information note detailing the requirements involved as part of the herd number application is also available at the link, together with information regarding amending herdowner and keeper details for a registered herdnumber. In order to minimise disease and maximise animal health, the RVO will assess the application against the criteria outlined in this Information note before a decision to issue a herd number is made.

A herd number is allocated by my Department’s Regional Veterinary Offices (RVOs), to a distinct epidemiological unit, on a holding for the purpose of administering the Bovine TB Eradication Programme under S.I. No. 58 of 2015. All animals on a holding must be contained in the same epidemiological unit under the one herd number.

The person named may also wish to contact their Regional Veterinary Office if they require clarification or further information. The phone number for Naas RVO is 045 873035 or email address is .


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