Circular 65/01 To each RI, AS, DS and RDE Inspector To all approved REPS Planning Agencies 19 November, 2001. Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS) The Limitation of the Taking In Of Stock Owned By Others For Grazing on REPS Farms Section 8.1(c) of the REPS 2000 document is amended by the addition of the following sub-paragraphs: The taking in and grazing of sheep owned by others shall be permitted at any time during the year, subject at all times to a maximum period of three consecutive months. For horsebreeders and stable owners who own a minimum of four livestock units of horse on average throughout the year and maintain a minimum stocking rate of one horse livestock unit for every four hectares of grassland in the REPS plan, the grazing of livestock owned by others shall be permitted for a maximum period of seven months during the period 1 April to 31 October. Additionally, on such holdings, the taking in of horses owned by others shall be permitted throughout the year. This provision will also apply to farmers involved in the livery business. If you require any further clarification, please contact Mr. Lorcan O’ Shea, Agricultural Structures Division, Johnstown Castle Estate, Co. Wexford. Telephone No. (053) .63400 ____________________ Gerry Rice Agricultural Structures __________________________ Padraig Whitney RDE Group.