EU officials have agreed to MAFFs request for second trading periods for 1995 and 1996 sheep quota, and 1995 suckler cow quota.
The extra transfer and lease notification periods are mainly for producers whose applications to the national reserve were unsuccessful.
The 1995 second periods will open in the second half of this year after allocations have been made from the 1995 national reserves. The 1996 period, for sheep quota only, will follow after 1996 reserve allocations. *