Ceisteanna — Questions. Oral Answers. - Farm Grant Schemes.

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asked the Minister for Agriculture the amount per head per ewe which will be paid on the ewe premium for 1986; the amount per head which will be paid on the suckler scheme for 1986; and if there will be a limit to the number of cattle being paid under the suckler scheme for 1986.

The amount of ewe premium for 1986 will not be fixed by the EC until early 1987. The amount of ewe premium for 1985, however, was fixed in early 1986 at £16.74 per ewe. The amount of EC suckler cow premium for 1986 will be £27.04. There will be no limit on the number of suckler cows which can attract this premium.