Sheep Scheme

Commission approval of €25m sheep scheme expected ‘by year end’

Commission approval of €25m sheep scheme expected ‘by year end’

Formal approval by the European Commission of Ireland’s €25m Animal Welfare Sheep Scheme is expected “by year end”, the Secretary General...

October 26, 2016

Key details of €25m sheep scheme revealed

Key details of €25m sheep scheme revealed

Following a meeting with the IFA’s National Sheep Committee, the Department of Agriculture has outlined some of the key details...

October 21, 2016

Renewed calls for top-up for hill ewes under proposed Sheep Scheme

Renewed calls for top-up for hill ewes under proposed Sheep Scheme

The Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association has renewed its call on Minister Creed to look again at the possibility...

September 13, 2016

‘No EID tagging requirement’ in new €10/ewe sheep scheme

‘No EID tagging requirement’ in new €10/ewe sheep scheme

Tagging of sheep using Electronic Identification (EID) tags will not be compulsory under the Department of Agriculture’s new €25m sheep...

September 8, 2016

New €25m sheep scheme still not submitted to Europe for approval

New €25m sheep scheme still not submitted to Europe for approval

The planned new scheme for the sheep sector still hasn’t been submitted to the European Commission for approval. The Department...

August 10, 2016

Rolling reference year for sheep farmers – only on a case-by-case basis

Rolling reference year for sheep farmers – only on a case-by-case basis

The Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, has said that he is prepared to consider, but only on a case-by-case basis,...

July 18, 2016

Row over electronic tagging in new €10/ewe sheep scheme

Row over electronic tagging in new €10/ewe sheep scheme

The Government’s proposed new €25m sheep scheme has yet to be confirmed with the issue of electronic tagging said to...

July 14, 2016

Top-ups for hill farmers suggested for new sheep scheme

Top-ups for hill farmers suggested for new sheep scheme

There have been a number of calls for an increased payment for hill sheep farmers under the new Sheep Scheme. The...

July 10, 2016

Key details of new €10/ewe sheep scheme revealed

Key details of new €10/ewe sheep scheme revealed

New details of a proposed new sheep scheme currently under consideration by the Department of Agriculture has been revealed by...

June 14, 2016

New sheep scheme won’t open to applications until 2017

New sheep scheme won’t open to applications until 2017

A planned new sheep scheme promised by the new Government won’t open to applications until next year the Minister for Agriculture,...

June 8, 2016

New sheep payment will be higher than previous schemes – Minister

New sheep payment will be higher than previous schemes – Minister

A planned new sheep scheme will represent a considerable increase on old Grassland Sheep scheme, according to the Minister for...

May 28, 2016