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Aids to Private Storage

The Schemes for Aid to Private Storage of butter, cheese, pigmeat, sheepmeat and beef are market support measures introduced by the EU Commission when seasonal imbalance arise between supply and demand in the butter, cream and cheese markets or in the case of pigmeat, sheepmeat and beef when the price falls below a benchmark level in any EU Member State.

The Schemes aim is to facilitate producers to store these products for a stipulated storage period. At the end of the storage period the storer receives aid at a rate, which has been fixed in advance.

They are an alternative to public intervention in that the products remain the property of the storers to sell at their unrestricted discretion at the end of the storage period.

Further information can be obtained from Aids to Private Storage Section, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford. Tel: 053 9163437

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