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Economic Evaluation of the Sheepmeat Regime as Applied in the UK - ER02014

The European Community's sheepmeat regime was established in 1980. The aim of the regime is to ensure a single, harmonised market for sheepmeat throughout the Community, providing a stable market and fair return for producers with a common level of support. This is achieved through the payment of an annual premium on eligible ewes. Payment of the premium is limited by the application of individual entitlements (quotas). In addition producers in the Less Favoured Areas may qualify for an LFA supplement. Payments are fully funded by the EAGGF. Member States are responsible for ensuring that payments are made strictly in accordance with Community rules. A private storage aid mechanism also exists to grant aid to traders who agree to freeze and store sheepmeat for release onto the market at a later date.
Project Documents
• Executive Summary : Economic Evaluation of the Sheepmeat Regime as Applied in the UK   (35k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1999

To: 2000

Cost: £8,250
Contractor / Funded Organisations
University - Scottish Agricultural College
Agriculture and Food Chain              
Economic Policy Evaluation              
Sheep Annual Premium Scheme (SAPS)