MAFF announces sheep premiums
By FWi staff
THE Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food today announced that the rate for the 1998 Sheep Annual Premium first advance has been set at £5.45 per ewe.
The advance of Less Favoured Area supplement has been set at £4.64 per ewe and will be paid with the premium.
In England, MAFF will start making these advance payments in July and aim to complete them in August. The second advance of premium has not yet been fixed by the European Commission.