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2020 Sheep and Goat Census

on Tuesday, 15 December 2020. Posted in Sheep

Annual sheep and goat census forms

Annual sheep and goat census forms have issued to over 47,000 sheep and goat keepers registered with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM).

The Department selected Friday 31st December as the 2020 census date. Keepers are required to record the census data on their flock registers. Keepers should be aware that completion and return of the census is a legal obligation.

Minister Creed announces commencement of Year 3 Balancing Payments under the Sheep Welfare Scheme

on Monday, 18 May 2020. Posted in Schemes, Sheep

The Scheme is co-funded by the European Union as part of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme, 2014-2020.

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., announced today the commencement of balancing payments under Year 3 of the Sheep Welfare Scheme.  The Scheme is co-funded by the European Union as part of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme, 2014-2020.

Minister Creed stated, “I am happy to confirm that the issuing of the 15% balancing payments under the Sheep Welfare Scheme has now commenced. This payment amounts to €1.82M, and is a welcome financial support at this time when farmers are facing challenging circumstances.”

Deadline for return of 2019 Sheep and Goat Census is fast approaching

on Monday, 03 February 2020. Posted in Schemes

The closing date for receipt of completed 2019 sheep and goat census forms returned by post is Friday 31 January 2020. An extended deadline of up to 23.59 on Friday 14 February 2020 applies to census returns submitted online via agfood.ie. Returned census

All completed postal returns must be received by Seefin Data Management at PO Box 17, An Post, Cahirdown, Listowel DSU, Co. Kerry by close of business on Friday 31 January 2020.  This is the only address at which postal returns will be accepted. Forms posted to any other address will not be processed. Pre-addressed return envelopes were provided to all registered keepers with the 2019 census forms issued in early December 2019.

In the event of a 2019 census form being posted but not received by Seefin Data Management, please note the only acceptable proof of postage is a Registered post receipt. A certificate of posting is not sufficient proof of postage.

Online census returns will be accepted until 23.59 on Friday 14 February 2020. Online submissions will continue to be accepted after that time, but such submissions received on or after 15 February 2020 will be deemed to be late.

Online submission of sheep and goat census data is straight-forward and can be done quickly once keepers are registered with agfood.ie.

Having logged on to agfood.ie, registered keepers should select Animal Identification and Movements.  (If prompted to select a species), select Sheep (or goats as appropriate), followed by Keeper, then Census and Create. An online version of the 2019 census form for the selected species will then be displayed. The online system provides confirmation when a census submission has been completed successfully

Minister Creed Announces Commencement of Balancing Payments for Year 2 of Sheep Welfare Scheme

on Wednesday, 29 May 2019. Posted in Schemes, Sheep

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., announced today the commencement of balancing payments to all eligible farmers under year 2 of the Sheep Welfare Scheme. African Swine Fever

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D., announced today the commencement of balancing payments to all eligible farmers under year 2 of the Sheep Welfare Scheme.  The Scheme is co-funded by the European Union as part of Ireland’s Rural Development Programme, 2014-2020.

Minister Creed stated that: “following the issuing of the 85% advance payments to farmers in mid-November, I am happy to confirm that the 15% balancing payments under the Sheep Welfare Scheme have now commenced.”

The Minister noted, “This scheme continues to reflect the commitment of this Government to the sheep sector in Ireland and has provided a welcome additional stream of income to sheep farmers which was not previously available.”

The rollout of the balancing payments brings the total paid under the Sheep Welfare Scheme to almost €17 million to some 19,000 farmers, providing a significant financial boost to the individual farmers, the sheep sector in general and the wider rural economy. 

The Minister concluded by urging farmers with outstanding queries to respond to the Department immediately in order to facilitate payment. Payments will continue to issue on an ongoing basis as eligibility is confirmed for farmers with outstanding queries.

Sheep Census Reminder

on Monday, 29 January 2018. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Sheep

This year’s sheep census must be returned to the department by the 31st of January.(14th of February if doing online) 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.

Sheep Census Reminder

on Tuesday, 16 January 2018. Posted in Blog, Sheep, Beef

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.

Doyle announces commencement of 2018 Forestry Premium Payments

on Tuesday, 09 January 2018. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Property, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

Andrew Doyle T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine with responsibility for Forestry, has announced the release of the first bulk payment of annual tax-free forestry premiums for 2018.  The payments are currently being issued to forest owners who applied through the Department’s online services website www.agfood.ie.

2017 NEW YEAR AND NEW TASKS AHEAD

on Tuesday, 03 January 2017. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

The new year is here 2017 and all the bad weather and problems of 2016 are behind us.  There will be problems that we encountered in 2016 and we should all try or best not to repeat these same mistakes this year. We should sit down and work out a plan of action for the year and set ourselves certain tasks to aim for and areas to improve on.

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