Speaking at the National Ploughing Champtionships in Tullamore IFA Sean Dennehy said Agricultural Minister Michael Creed should pay out the full amount of €10 per ewe under the Sheep Welfare scheme in one go on November 1st.
Sean Dennehy said it makes no sense to split the payment into two tranches as was the case last year. He said this is second year of the scheme and the Department have all the information they need to make the full payment in one go.
The IFA National Sheep Chairman said Minister Creed must also insist that there is a €5 top up to the sheep welfare scheme in the October budget. He said IFA has put forward a detailed proposal to the Minister and the Government on this.