Department confirms extension to deadline for return of Sheep Census forms

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FarmIreland Team

The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine have confirmed that the deadline for the return of completed Sheep Census 2016 forms has been extended to Friday, February 3.

It says this is to coincide with the extension provided to the Sheep Welfare Scheme.

2016 census returns may be returned either by post to Seefin Data Management, PO Box 17, An Post, Cahirdown, Listowel D.S.U, Co Kerry or online via, no later than Friday 3 February 2017.

Farmers not already registered with can do so by logging on to and clicking the option to register. 

It should be noted that the extended closing date of Friday 3 February also applies to online Census returns so users registering for access to for the first time should allow sufficient time for their log-on details, which will allow access to all relevant online services, to be sent to them by post after they register.

These login details will be required to allow online completion of the census.

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