Herd Number

Minister outlines details on the use of a herd number

Minister outlines details on the use of a herd number

A herd number is an administrative device issued for the purposes of disease control – and can allow more than...

April 2, 2021

Getting or changing a herd number: Potential pitfalls and impacts on schemes and stock

Getting or changing a herd number: Potential pitfalls and impacts on schemes and stock

Herd number applications have a major impact on schemes farmers are in – and as such, planning in advance is...

March 9, 2021

Almost 3,000 new herd numbers registered in 2019

Almost 3,000 new herd numbers registered in 2019

Some 2,891 new herd numbers were registered to date in 2019, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed...

October 25, 2019

‘New herd number applications take approximately 3 weeks to process’

‘New herd number applications take approximately 3 weeks to process’

It currently takes approximately three weeks to process new herd number applications, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine,...

May 10, 2017

New schemes drive surge in herd number applications last year

New schemes drive surge in herd number applications last year

Applications for new herd numbers jumped by over 30% last year, according to figures released by the Department of Agriculture....

July 8, 2016

How to apply for a herd or flock number

How to apply for a herd or flock number

Herd or flock numbers were first introduced by the Department of Agriculture to allow for the easy identification of both...

March 2, 2016

The Department received over 8,000 new herd number applications in 2015

The Department received over 8,000 new herd number applications in 2015

The Department of Agriculture received over 8,000 applications for new herd numbers in 2015. The vast majority of applications where for...

January 22, 2016

Herd number processing backlog as applications surge by 80%

Herd number processing backlog as applications surge by 80%

Somewhat of a backlog in the processing of herd number applications has been reported as young farmers attempt to full...

April 27, 2015