Herd Number in ROI

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Herd Number in ROI

Post: #259672 delineator
Wed May 02, 2012 3:40 pm

Hi All
We are in process of buying a rural property in Co Mayo Ireland it has 4 acres of land and we want to have a few sheep to help keep the grass down, we would like some rare breed sheep like ryelands. We had some ryeland sheep before at our last property and used to breed a small number each year. We have a UK holding number and wanted to ask the requirements to obtain what we understand to be a Herd number in Ireland. How do we go about applying for a herd number and are there any minimum requirement on land size or flock size etc.
All advice/help very welcome
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Re: Herd Number in ROI

Post: #259735 Dr.Syn
Thu May 03, 2012 7:58 am

Hi, I'm not much help on this but I have found that all the authorities in Mayo have been very helpful so I would advise you to go straight to the horses mouth and ask.

BTW where in Mayo are you?

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Re: Herd Number in ROI

Post: #259773 delineator
Thu May 03, 2012 3:05 pm

Hi
Thanks for advice, the property is near the little village of Bonniconlon. Nearest large town is Ballina.
Do you know the area ?

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Re: Herd Number in ROI

Post: #259775 greenorelse
Thu May 03, 2012 4:06 pm

delineator wrote:Hi
Thanks for advice, the property is near the little village of Bonniconlon. Nearest large town is Ballina.
Do you know the area ?


I have friends in that general and in Ballyhaunis to the south.

Bonniconlon's nice and quiet. Keep us informed of your isherism!
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Re: Herd Number in ROI

Post: #259776 delineator
Thu May 03, 2012 4:58 pm

Hi Greenorelse
Thanks for your reply, will keep you informed how things go.
Speak soon
All the best

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Re: Herd Number in ROI

Post: #259987 Potter's Farm
Mon May 07, 2012 2:58 pm

We are in Wexford and have got a pig herd number and sheep/goat flock number. The phone number for the sheep herd dept at the dept of agriculture in Dublin is 1890 252 713. They should direct you to your local office who will send out someone to do your inspection.

For ear tags and guns etc, we use Agrihealth Ltd in Monaghan, tel 1890 515151, they're well priced and deliver promptly.

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Re: Herd Number in ROI

Post: #259989 Potter's Farm
Mon May 07, 2012 3:01 pm

P.S. No minimum land or flock size, we have 2 acres, 1 sheep and 3 goats!! Good luck :icon_smile:

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Re: Herd Number in ROI

Post: #259999 delineator
Mon May 07, 2012 6:27 pm

Potter's Farm wrote:We are in Wexford and have got a pig herd number and sheep/goat flock number. The phone number for the sheep herd dept at the dept of agriculture in Dublin is 1890 252 713. They should direct you to your local office who will send out someone to do your inspection.

For ear tags and guns etc, we use Agrihealth Ltd in Monaghan, tel 1890 515151, they're well priced and deliver promptly.


Many thanks for taking the time to reply/provide info it's much appreciated.

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Re: Herd Number in ROI

Post: #260000 delineator
Mon May 07, 2012 6:28 pm

Potter's Farm wrote:P.S. No minimum land or flock size, we have 2 acres, 1 sheep and 3 goats!! Good luck :icon_smile:


Thanks for your reply I've also PMed you hope this is ok.
Many thanks again it's much appreciated


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