There is just under a fortnight left for sheep farmers to return their 2020 census information.

The closing date for the return of completed census forms by post elapsed on Monday 1 February 2021.

The Department of Agriculture has reminded farmers that they still have until 15 February to return the forms online via

A guide to the submission of census data online via is provided on the back of the census forms that issued to keepers in mid-December 2020.

Additional queries

Where farmers have additional queries in relation to the use of the online system, they can phone the Department at 076-106 4407 for assistance.

Returns can be made after the closing date, but the Department has warned that there may be implications for eligibility to certain schemes if data is entered late.

Completion and return of the annual sheep census form is a legal obligation on the keeper.

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