The Minister for Agriculture needs to increase the Sheep Welfare Scheme to €20 per ewe in order to keep sheep farming sustainable.

That’s the view of Erris based Sinn Féín TD Rose Conway Walsh.

Currently, sheep farmers are only receiving €7 per ewe and are finding themselves in situations where it is costing them money rather than making them money.

Deputy Conway-Walsh says that while she supports and welcomes the new lime initiative introduced by Minister McConalogue, more needs to be done to support struggling farmers.

She was speaking to Midwest Radio’s Alannah Nolan ...  


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