25 July 1997

Another go for sheep quota

SHEEP producers who failed to get any or all of the 1996 quota they needed through the national reserve have another chance to cover their sheep annual premium claims, with the opening of asecond transfer period fromAug 5.

The extra notification slot will also benefit producers who had quota removed from them in 1996 because they failed to meet the EUs minimum usage rules.

The second trading periodcloses on Sept 5, and gives producers who did not use all theirentitlement in 1996 another chance to sell it or lease it out Notification forms can be obtained from local government offices fromAug 5.