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Sheep Welfare Scheme Deadline Extended

It was announced recently by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, the deadline for applications for year 2 of the Sheep Welfare Scheme has been ectemded to this Friday, February 9th.

Paper forms should be returned to the Sheep Welfare Section, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Government Offices, Abbeyleix Road, Portlaoise for continuation forms / new entrant application forms.

Those who wish to apply online can do so via

On the extension, Mr Creed said:

“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.”

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