The Agriculture Minister, Mr Charlie McConalogue TD, has confirmed that the first annual equine census will take place tomorrow night.
Anyone who keeps any equine, which include horses, ponies, donkeys, asses or mules overnight on 30th November 2021 will be required to submit a completed census return to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine by Friday 17th December 2021.
Keepers will be required to record the total number of equines present on their holding on census night. The Unique Equine Life Number (UELN), also known as the passport number, of each equine that has been identified with an identification document will also be required, as will the approximate date on which each animal moved to the premises.
Ireland’s first annual equine census will take place on Tuesday, November 30
Anyone who keeps equines, which include horses, ponies, donkeys, mules, asses and zebras, must submit a completed census form by Friday, December 17, 2021🐎➕🧮
— Dept of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (@agriculture_ie) November 29, 2021