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- n. The number of stock animals (head) on a farm
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The influential committee suggested 'headage' payments would make it possible for sheep farming to continue by paying farmers to keep sheep despite the fact lamb and wool is no longer valuable enough to make a viable income.
It also suggests an extension of the beef calf scheme and eradication of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea as possible measures for the beef industry together with a lamb headage payment to reverse the loss of ewes in the north-west of Scotland.
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