Deering reminds farmers that the closing date for BEEP is 22nd February

21st February, 2019

 

Fine Gael TD for Carlow, and Chair of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Pat Deering TD., today reminded farmers of the deadline for applications under the recently launch of the Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP). 

Applications for the scheme, which has a funding provision of €20m, will be accepted up to and including tomorrow Friday 22 February 2019. Applications can be made on line at www.agfood.ie.  Alternatively paper application forms are available from DAFM, phone 076 1064420.

 

The one year pilot scheme was announced as part of budget 2019 in October 2018 as a method of supporting the suckler cow, through a payment of up to €40/calf once weights of the live calf and it’s dam are recorded and submitted to ICBF as per the terms and conditions of the pilot.

  

Deputy Deering said; “I would encourage all beef farmers to apply for this scheme before the deadline of Friday. The application form is very straightforward – a simple indication of intent to supply weights. By participating in the scheme, you will get clear detailed feedback on the performance of individual animals in your herd, allowing you to identify your most productive cows”.