The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has announced that the sixth year of the Sheep Welfare Scheme will commence on the 1st of February 2022.
The Sheep welfare scheme provides financial support to farmers for taking extra steps to improve the welfare of their flock. Farmers receive €10 per breeding ewe for completing flock welfare measures.
As in previous years, all existing participants in the scheme will be automatically enrolled in year 6 and do not need to take any action should they wish to remain in the scheme.
New Entrants to Sheep Sector:
- A new entrant to sheep farming is defined as an applicant who has applied for a new herd number in the period 1st January to the 31st of December in the year preceding the scheme year, or an applicant with an existing herd number who has not held or traded in sheep for a two-year period up to 31st October preceding the scheme year.
- Application forms are available by contacting the Sheep Welfare Scheme section of the Department by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by phone on 057-8674422.
- All eligible new entrants to the sheep sector who wish to apply to participate in the scheme to return their forms by 1st February 2022.
Further Information HERE.
Source: DAFM & NRN