The Department of agriculture has formally announced the opening of the Sheep Fencing/Mobile Handling Scheme. We at O’Donovan Engineering offer an extensive range of Sheep handling and weighing equipment and are approved suppliers for this scheme. Prattley 10ft yardApplication forms and further details are available on the Department of Agriculture website. We have summarised details below

The Grant Opened officially on the 1st November 2010, it will run to the end of 2013. To ensure that grant assistance is spread sucessfully the scheme will be divided into a number of tranches. Applications will be assesed under a number of criteria, information on criteria available here

Money Matters

  • €8million has been allocated to the scheme
  • 1st tranch of payments will run to the 31st Janurary 2011 and €1.148million of the       €8million will be availaible for this tranch.
  • Grant aid is limited to 40%
  • Maximum eligible investment €10,000, i.e maximum grant of €4,000
  • The following items are eligible for grant aid under the scheme

  • Mobile specialised sheep spraying equipment;
  • Mobile sheep handling units (including footbaths);
  • Mobile weighing facilities;
  • Mobile rollover crates;
  • Mobile ‘batch’ footbaths;
  • Mobile penning, up to a maximum of 75 metres (as part of a handling unit);
  • Fencing (excluding gates).
  • For full details on the scheme Click Here.
    Click here for application forms
    Click here to visit our sheep equipment page