IFA meet Department on EID and Clean Sheep policy



IFA National Sheep Chairman Sean Dennehy  said IFA met senior officials in the Department of Agriculture on EID and the Clean Sheep policy.

  “IFA made it very clear that Agriculture Minister Michael Creed will have to deal with the issue of increasing costs and charges on sheep farmers. EID is going to cost sheep farmers over €2m per annum. The Minister must tackle the increased charges that factories are imposing under the clean sheep policy, as well as the unfair SRM and scrapie charges”.

  Sean Dennehy said the Department of Agriculture will have to adapt a “more practical approach” to the Clean Sheep policy.

  “Sending lambs home is not on and what I could consider to be an over-zealous approach by the vets has been very unhelpful,” he concluded.