This year’s sheep census must be returned to the department by the 31st of January. If you are posting your census make sure and register post it and hold on to the receipt as it is the only acceptable proof of postage in the case of a dispute. The number of sheep that you put on your census should be the amount of sheep in your flock on the 31st of December 2017.
Sheep Welfare Scheme
The Sheep Welfare Scheme (€10 per ewe) has opened for year two of applications. Farmers who wish to join the scheme or have any questions can contact the sheep welfare scheme section on (076) 106 4420 or email . An application form will then be issued.