Replacement ewe program

Discussion in 'Sheep' started by Lana, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Lana

    Lana Active Member

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    Just curious how many of you signed up for the replacement ewe program? The forms we had to fill out reminded me of the amount of paper work in buying a new place but the people in the office out here in Oregon were very friendly and the check should come any day. Lana
     
  2. mawalla

    mawalla Well-Known Member

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    I made it just under the wire and I signed up. The folks in our local office were real nice, too. We did have to provide our Farm ID # from USDA. I'm glad I had already done that for the scrapie program years ago. I imagine that there are still quite a few small flocks out there that aren't registered.
     

  3. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    What does this program do? OK more to the point how and why?
     
  4. Sue

    Sue Well-Known Member

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    Ross, the ewe lamb retention program has been going for several years now. It is designed to help build the US sheep production by encouraging sheep owners to retain their ewe lambs through at least one lambing. It pays $18 per head on ewe lambs purchased or retained each year.
     
  5. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Oh nothing like that here, maybe in Quebec. Is it taxable as income?
     
  6. kit

    kit Well-Known Member

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    Can you imagine being paid to keep my ewe lambs - sure nothing like that out here on the Prariers either Ross......
     
  7. quailkeeper

    quailkeeper Well-Known Member

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    Is there another program involving lambs? I was told by the local office here that they pay $18 for any lamb that you had during the year. You don't even have to keep them.
     
  8. Sue

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    Yes, it is taxable income and must be reported on yearly taxes.