COVID-19 support scheme for pig and poultry sectors

The UFU says poultry and pig producers directly impacted by coronavirus will receive a much-needed boost as the £4million support scheme for the sectors opened on 14 March. The funding is to help cover the losses incurred by pig producers because of the sudden closure of Cranswick Country Foods in August 2020. Broiler breeders who suffered financially following a decrease in demand for hatching eggs, particularly in international markets and interdependencies within the supply chain, will also be eligible for support. Letters are expected to arrive soon. The application must be completed online via DAERA Online Services and the deadline is Wednesday 24

Tuesday, 23rd March 2021, 8:58 am

The UFU says poultry and pig producers directly impacted by coronavirus will receive a much-needed boost as the £4million support scheme for the sectors opened on 14 March. The funding is to help cover the losses incurred by pig producers because of the sudden closure of Cranswick Country Foods in August 2020. Broiler breeders who suffered financially following a decrease in demand for hatching eggs, particularly in international markets and interdependencies within the supply chain, will also be eligible for support. Letters are expected to arrive soon. The application must be completed online via DAERA Online Services and the deadline is Wednesday 24

March 2021.