SAPS rule change
SHEEP producers looking to buy or lease in quota now have until the end of the SAPS application period (Feb 4) to notify the authorities of any such transfers.
Previously, they had to submit a notification before making their SAPS claim. But this meant many producers delayed applying until as late as possible, to give themselves maximum flexibility, explains the Meat and Livestock Commission.
But Brussels sheep market managers have changed the rules and it is now immaterial in which order the two documents arrive. *