An extension has been announced for receipt of applications to the Sheep Welfare Scheme.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, has said that the extension of the closing date applies to receipt of continuation forms/new entrant application forms for year two of the Scheme. Online and paper forms will now be accepted up until Friday, February 9.
Minister Creed is urging all existing scheme applicants and eligible new entrants to the sheep sector to return their forms by the new date.
"The extension of the application deadline for the Sheep Welfare Scheme will allow as many applicants as possible to avail of the €10 per ewe payment for farmers. This Scheme is an important support for the sheep sector in Ireland, and I am confident we can build on the success of the first year of the Scheme."