Members are reminded that Ireland’s third annual equine census will take place tonight, Thursday 30th November 2023.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have distributed census forms to some 29,000 registered premises across the country.
Any person who keeps any equines (horses, ponies, donkeys, mules and zebras) overnight on 30th November 2023 is required to submit a completed census return to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine by Friday 15th December 2023.
The Department will accept paper census returns but Minister McConalogue is strongly encouraging keepers to submit their 2023 census information online through the dedicated secure Equine Census portal in the AIM Services tile, located on the on agfood.ie ‘home page’. The portal will accept 2023 equine census data from Friday 1st December.
Anyone seeking assistance with submitting census data, either on paper or online, should contact the Department’s AIM division by email to [email protected] or by phone at 01-5058881.