Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Published at 14 February 2020
Last updated 13 September 2020
The Sheep Welfare Scheme provides financial support to farmers for taking extra steps to improve the welfare of their flock. Farmers get €10 per breeding ewe for completing flock welfare measures.
To qualify for the scheme you must:
You must complete two welfare measures to qualify for payment.
The targeted welfare areas include:
You must also maintain the necessary records and comply with the Conditions for the 2020 Sheep Welfare Scheme
including Cross Compliance.
Those undertaking parasite control must use the approved list of laboratories for sampling.
You are paid €10 per breeding ewe and the scheme year will run from 1 February 2020 to 31 January 2021. Reductions in payment will apply where not all actions are completed.
For the 2020 scheme, existing participants in the Sheep Welfare Scheme will automatically be enrolled in the 2020 scheme.
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