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How to Calculate Destocking on Commonage

Step 1

If stock reductions specified in Framework Plan is 10% or less, then planner discretion is allowed when determining level of destocking required.

Step 2

On mixed cattle and sheep farms, if farmer agrees that cattle at no time will be on the commonage, the destocking of sheep will be based on PPP if applicable (> 5.0 ewe eq/ha) and the percentage destocking for the commonage. It must be assured that all the ewes are on the commonage in this case and the non-commonage area is not overstocked with cattle.

For other situations the formula below (ie steps 3-7) will apply to determine destocking.

Step 3

Establish ewe equivalent as follows: Ewe Equivalents

  • Ewe Premium paid in 2001 150
  • Cattle Livestock Units in 2001, 20 X 6.7 (based on CMMSRecords) 134
  • Other Grazing Livestock, Livestock Units X 6.7 0

TOTAL 284 (A)

Step 4

Establish Forage Area Farmed in 2001

Area (ha)

  • 10 ha of non-commonage excluding designated hill type lands10
  • 5 ha of designated non commonage hill type land 5
  • 35 ha owned commonage of which
  • 13 ha in Commonage 1 13
  • 12 ha in Commonage 2 12
  • 10 ha in Commonage 3 10
  • 5 ha rented/leased commonage 0

(not counted unless declared for Area Aid in yrs 1998 to2002)

TOTAL 50 (B)

Step 5

Stocking density Ewe equivalents per ha

A from Step 1 = 284 = 5.68 (C)

  • B from Step 2 50
  • The PPP may apply if (C) is greater than 5.0 and destockingpercentage is 20% or greater

Step 6

  • Stock Reductions specified in Commonage 1 40%
  • Stock Reductions specified in Commonage 2 15%
  • Stock Reductions specified in Commonage 3 5%
  • Stock Reductions Prescribed for designated non commonage hilltype land 30%

Step 7

Calculate Reductions in Ewes as follows:

  • Reductions for excess over 5.0 S.R or PPP, Commonage1 13 X0.68 = 8.84
  • Further reductions due to prescription in Commonage 1 13 X 5.0 X40% = 26.0
  • Further reductions due to prescription in Commonage 2 12 X 5.68X 15% = 10.22
  • Further reductions due to prescription in Commonage 3 10 X 5.68X 0% = 0
  • Reduction on 5 ha non-commonage hill type target area 5 X 5.68 X30% = 8.52
  • Total Reduction in Ewes required 54
  • Total Quota Ewes Allowed 96