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Pig Farmers Urged Not to Miss Funding Deadline

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart has urged pig producers across Northern Ireland to be mindful of the upcoming deadline for DAERAs Exceptional Costs Pig Scheme. Applications will close to the scheme on February 21, 2023.

Speaking ahead of the deadline, the DUP EFRA Spokesperson said:

“The Exceptional Costs Pig Scheme is currently open to applications.

This Scheme, devised by my colleague the former DAERA Minister Edwin Poots MLA, offers our hard pressed pig sector much needed financial support. The industry has been hit hard by a sharp increase in input costs, and challenging conditions in the market. This funding opportunity is timely, providing a much needed source of cashflow.

The scheme will pay £6.10 per pig with a maximum payment to any eligible farm business of £54,000. It is vital those this opportunity for a cash injection into local pig farms is not missed. The deadline is just around the corner, on February 21st.

I would strongly encourage anyone who feels they may be eligible for this funding to not delay.”


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