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A new €8 ewe sheep welfare scheme is expected in due course in Ireland

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Published Feb 26, 2024

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Ireland's Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, has announced a new €15m national sheep welfare scheme to provide substantial support to the sheep sector. The scheme will offer an additional payment of €8 per ewe to farmers, supplementing the existing Sheep Improvement Scheme (SIS). The specifics of the scheme are under review and will be announced soon. The Irish Farmers’ Association has proposed two tasks for inclusion in the new scheme to aid shearing and dipping in the sector.
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Clarity over a new sheep welfare scheme is expected to be provided “in due course”, according to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue. The minister did confirm that this new scheme would be a “national sheep welfare scheme“, which would provide “significant support” to the sheep sector, in addition to the existing Sheep Improvement Scheme (SIS). This new national sheep welfare scheme is worth €15m and it will see a payment of €8/ewe delivered to farmers in the scheme. This €8/ewe payment was announced for the sheep sector during Budget 2024. Minister McConalogue said: “Details of that scheme are currently being examined by my officials and will be announced in due course”. In a meeting held with officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) last month, the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) national sheep committee submitted two tasks for consideration in the new scheme that would support shearing and dipping in the ...
Source: AgriLand
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