Sheep Dip

The Department of Agriculture and the Department of the Environment are to establish a “forum on the management of spent sheep dip”, as recommended by the EPA

Spent sheep dip has been identified by the EPA as having “significant toxic impacts” on river ecosystems in areas where the practice of dipping is widespread.

Donegal had been mentioned in the report as one such area where the disposal of used dip and sheep footbath solutions required improvement.

The EPA had advised that the relevant departments commence discussions by the end of March (2022) on the sheep dip forum

Source: Farmers Journal

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