16 June 1995

Ewe premium payments set

BRUSSELS has set the two advance ewe premium payments for 1995 at £6.17 a head each. These are expected to be paid together in September, representing 60% of a provisional £20.57 for the whole year.

Although this full rate cannot be confirmed until early 1996, it looks considerably better than the £16.96 paid for 1994 ewe premium, reflecting the weaker market conditions this year. A 90% advance of the less favoured area supplement, worth £4.72 a head, is also due to go out with the two ewe premium advances. &#42