12 July 1999
Sheep premium advance set at £5.14

By FWi staff

THE rate for the 1999 Sheep Annual Premium first advance has been set at £5.14 per ewe, the Ministry of Agriculture (MAFF) has announced.

The advance of Less Favoured Area supplement, which will be paid with the premium, has been set at £4.25 per ewe.

MAFF will start making these advance payments in England towards the end of July and aims to complete them by the end of August.

The second advance of premium has not yet been fixed by the European Commission.