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Thursday 19 October 2017

Department amends cattle and sheep supplementary feeding rules on GLAS parcels

Ciaran Moran

Ciaran Moran

The Department of Agriculture recently amended its rules in relation to the supplementary feeding of livestock on certain GLAS parcels.

Under the new rules, on Low Input Permanent Pasture (LIPP) parcels, supplementary meal feeding to sheep may take place, provided meal troughs are moved to avoid poaching.

Supplementary feeding of hay to sheep may also take place on these parcels provided hay racks are moved to avoid poaching.

However, any supplementary feeding of forage to cattle is not allowed.

Supplementary meal feeding to cattle if required may take place, provided troughs/creep feeders are moved to avoid poaching.

Where the parcel is a Natura parcel, the GLAS advisor and participant should ensure that the supplementary feeding as set out above does not impact negatively on the Natura site.

Traditional Hay Meadow

Similarly, on Traditional Hay Meadow parcels supplementary meal feeding to sheep may take place on these parcels, provided meal troughs are moved to avoid poaching.

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Supplementary feeding of hay to sheep may also take place on these parcels provided hay racks are moved to avoid poaching.

Any supplementary feeding of forage to cattle is not allowed.

Supplementary meal feeding if required may take place, provided troughs/creep feeders are moved to avoid poaching.

Where the parcel is a Natura parcel, the GLAS advisor and participant should ensure that the supplementary feeding as set out above does not impact negatively on the Natura site.


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