An Bord Bia Act, 1994


Levies on Livestock and Agricultural Products

Levy on slaughtered or exported livestock.

37.—(1) There shall be charged and levied by and paid to the Board a levy in relation to—

(a) all livestock slaughtered in premises to which this section applies, and

(b) all livestock exported live from the State.

(2) The amount of levy payable under this section shall be—

(a) in relation to bovine animals, £1.50 per animal,

(b) in relation to sheep, 20p per animal,

(c) in relation to pigs, 20p per animal, and

(d) in relation to any other species of animal in relation to which levy is payable, such amount per animal as may be specified by the Minister by order.

(3) Subject to subsection (4), the Minister may by order vary the rate of levy prescribed by subsection (2) of this section or specified by order under paragraph (d) of that subsection.

(4) Whenever the Minister proposes to make an order under this section, a draft of the order shall be laid before each House of the Oireachtas and the order shall not be made until a resolution approving of the draft has been passed by each such House.

(5) This section applies to the following premises, namely—

(a) any slaughtering premises registered under the Agricultural Produce (Fresh Meat) Act, 1930 (“the Act of 1930”); and

(b) any abattoir licensed under the Abattoirs Act, 1988 , including premises operating as an abattoir under permit of the Minister granted under section 17 of that Act.