Sheep farmers from across the region expected to attend crisis meeting later

Sheep farmers in the North West are being urged to attend a crisis meeting in Carrick-On-Shannon tonight.


It’s getting underway in the Bush Hotel at 8pm and aims to campaign for a €50 million rescue package for the sheep sector, to be funded through the Brexit Reserve Fund.


Farmers say that the current payment of €12 per ewe under this scheme is not fit for purpose and needs to be raised to the more sustainable level.


Sean McNamara is ICSA Sheep chair and says it’s important for farmers to attend to build a strong case: