18,200 farmers receive advance payment under Sheep Welfare Scheme in Ireland
The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue said a total of €14.7m was being issued to 18,200 farmers participating in the Scheme.
“The scheme reflects the commitment of the Government to the sheep sector in Ireland and provides a significant financial boost to the individual farmers and the sheep sector in general,” he added.
“I am also happy to confirm that in the recent budgetary process, I secured funding for an additional year of the Sheep Welfare Scheme as we enter the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) transitional period.
“The additional year of the Scheme will be opening in February 2021 and, as in previous years, there will be an opportunity for new entrants to the sector to join the scheme.” ■