Minister reminds horse keepers to submit their Equine Census Returns before closing date next Monday 17th January 2022

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, TD, is urging equine keepers to submit their returns for the first equine census before the closing date next Monday 17th January 2022. Minister Mc Conalogue highlighted the importance of the census in a series of measures to support the welfare of equidae. The Minister stated “The equine census is a key element of my commitment to review and enhance the equine identification and traceability system with a view to better supporting equine welfare, as set out in Ireland’s Welfare Strategy 2021 – 2025, published by my Department following consultation with stakeholders.” The census will also facilitate compliance with new EU Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) 2016/429), which came into force in April 2021 and which requires that the habitual residence of every equine kept in the State is recorded on the central equine database. This is generally the premises at […]

Minister reminds horse keepers to submit their Equine Census Returns before closing date next Monday 17th January 2022
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, TD, is urging equine keepers to submit their returns for the first equine census before the closing date next Monday 17th January 2022. Minister Mc Conalogue highlighted the importance of the census in a series of measures to support the welfare of equidae. The Minister stated “The equine census is a key element of my commitment to review and enhance the equine identification and traceability system with a view to better supporting equine welfare, as set out in Ireland’s Welfare Strategy 2021 – 2025, published by my Department following consultation with stakeholders.” The census will also facilitate compliance with new EU Animal Health Law (Regulation (EU) 2016/429), which came into force in April 2021 and which requires that the habitual residence of every equine kept in the State is recorded on the central equine database. This is generally the premises at […]