Senator Maura Hopkins has warmly welcomed the announcement of the inclusion of Sheep Fencing in the list of eligible investment items in the TAMS II Scheme.
Former Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has been negotiating the inclusion of this measure for many months. Senator Hopkins, pictured above with the the current Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed, has stated that she is “delighted that the new Minister Michael Creed has been able to finalise this work and secure it’s approval in the TAMS II Schemes by the European Commission”.
Senator Hopkins has advised “interested farmers to prepare their applications as soon as possible as the current tranches close on the 24th of June and a new tranche will open for online applications on the 25th of June”.
Senator Maura Hopkins stated “I have made a large number of representations over the past number of months on behalf of constituents and farmer organisations requesting this measure be included in TAMS 11. Roscommon and Galway have a very high percentage of sheep farmers and sheep fencing by its nature must be regularly maintained and replaced which is a costly exercise so I am delighted TAMS II is now available to support this investment”.