26 November 1999
MAFF deadline for cattle claims

By FWi staff

PRODUCERS have until 6 December to submit claims for the 1999 Suckler Cow Premium Scheme and 2000 Hill Livestock Compensatory Allowance Scheme (Cattle).

Claims received by MAFF from between 7-31 December will be accepted, but will be subject to penalties. Claims received after 31 December will be rejected.

The payment of advances of Suckler Cow Premium commenced in early November 1999 and are due to be completed by 6 March, 2000.

Hill Livestock Compensation Allowance payments will be made to producers in March/April 2000.

Farmers are also reminded to ensure they hold the appropriate amount of Suckler Cow Premium Quota prior to submitting their premium claim form.