Sheep Welfare Scheme

CSP outlines new ‘Sheep Improvement Scheme’

CSP outlines new ‘Sheep Improvement Scheme’

The recently-released consultation document on the Common Agricultural Policy Strategic Plan (CSP) includes an outline of a follow-up to the...

August 5, 2021

Sheep Welfare Scheme balancing payments issue

Sheep Welfare Scheme balancing payments issue

The 15% balancing payments to all eligible farmers under year four of the Sheep Welfare Scheme are to commence issuing...

May 27, 2021

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Irish wool needs support now as NI supports its sheep industry

Last Friday saw Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister, Edwin Poots, agree a £1.27 million Covid-19 support package for the sheep industry...

April 6, 2021

More ‘up-to-date’ reference year sought for Sheep Welfare Scheme

More ‘up-to-date’ reference year sought for Sheep Welfare Scheme

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on by the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers’...

January 25, 2021

Opening of Year 5 of Sheep Welfare Scheme confirmed

Opening of Year 5 of Sheep Welfare Scheme confirmed

The fifth year of the Sheep Welfare Scheme will commence on Monday, February 1, 2021, Minister for Agriculture, Food and...

January 20, 2021

Sheep Welfare Scheme ‘has to reflect level of activity on farms’

Sheep Welfare Scheme ‘has to reflect level of activity on farms’

A formal request has been made to Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue to allow all farmers...

December 22, 2020

Rollover of Sheep Welfare Scheme important for new entrants – IFA

Rollover of Sheep Welfare Scheme important for new entrants – IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) National Sheep Committee chairman Sean Dennehy has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Agriculture...

November 17, 2020

€14.7 million in Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to begin

€14.7 million in Sheep Welfare Scheme payments to begin

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced the commencement of advance payments under year four...

November 17, 2020

Change sought in reference years for Sheep Welfare Scheme

Change sought in reference years for Sheep Welfare Scheme

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has been called on by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to change...

November 2, 2020

€100,000 wool feasibility study needs to focus on market potential

€100,000 wool feasibility study needs to focus on market potential

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has welcomed the government commitment to undertake a feasibility study on wool...

October 14, 2020

‘There has been no word’: Clarity sought on Sheep Welfare Scheme

‘There has been no word’: Clarity sought on Sheep Welfare Scheme

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has been called on by the Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’...

September 21, 2020

Sheep Welfare Scheme must be ‘top of the agenda’ for Cowen – ICSA

Sheep Welfare Scheme must be ‘top of the agenda’ for Cowen – ICSA

“A bigger and better Sheep Welfare Scheme must be top of the agenda for the new Minister for Agriculture –...

June 30, 2020

€1.82 million in Sheep Welfare Scheme balancing payments commence

€1.82 million in Sheep Welfare Scheme balancing payments commence

The commencement of balancing payments under year three of the Sheep Welfare Scheme has been announced by Minister for Agriculture,...

May 15, 2020

Online sheep census form deadline fast approaching

Online sheep census form deadline fast approaching

Time is running out fast for farmers to complete their sheep and goat census forms for 2019. The deadline for...

February 11, 2020

Sheep Welfare Scheme deadline fast approaching

Sheep Welfare Scheme deadline fast approaching

For any sheep farmers that want to be part of the fourth and final year of the Sheep Welfare Scheme,...

January 30, 2020

A new and improved Sheep Welfare Scheme is needed – ICSA

A new and improved Sheep Welfare Scheme is needed – ICSA

All political parties should commit to a new and significantly improved Sheep Welfare Scheme that would see a doubling of...

January 15, 2020

Year 4 of Sheep Welfare Scheme to open on February 1

Year 4 of Sheep Welfare Scheme to open on February 1

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that the fourth year of the Sheep Welfare Scheme will...

January 15, 2020

IFA calls for ‘new enhanced’ Sheep Welfare Scheme

IFA calls for ‘new enhanced’ Sheep Welfare Scheme

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has called for a “new, enhanced” Sheep Welfare Scheme after the current scheme runs its...

November 19, 2019