10th June, 2016

Fine Gael TD for Carlow Pat Deering welcomes today announcement by The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD that the inclusion of Sheep Fencing is now in the list of eligible investments items in TAMS II.

Speaking today, Deputy Deering “I am delighted that the introduction of this important investment item which has been recently approved for inclusion in the TAMS II Schemes by the European Commission”.

Applicants can apply online immediately in the current tranche for Sheep Fencing which is included in the Animal Welfare, Safety and Nutrient Storage Scheme, The Young Farmer Capital Investment Scheme and the Organic Scheme. Applicants are subject to the eligibility criteria of these schemes. The current tranches close on the 24th of June and a new tranche will open for online applications on the 25th of June.

The reference cost applicable is €5.34 per linear metre for sheep mesh with one strand of wire. For those who qualify in mountain areas the rate per linear metre of sheep mesh with one strand of wire is €8.01.Gateways will also be granted aided and the reference cost is €299.00 per gateway.

The Terms and Conditions of these Schemes and applicable reference costs are available on the Department website following the attached link