The Sheep census return must submitted to the Dept. of Agriculture by January 29th. If you are registered with Agfood you can make the return on line or alternatively your farm advisor can do this for you. The census is a record of the number of sheep and goats on the farm on the 13th of December. If it is not submitted it may create difficulties later in the year in establishing your eligibility for the ANC scheme. You should also not e that making the census return is a GLAS requirement for sheep farmers with commonage.