Carlow farmers received €27m in 2014

15th December, 2014

Carlow farmers received €27m in 2014


Carlow Fine Gael TD, Pat Deering, has said that beef and sheep farmers in Carlow are to receive payments this week, bringing to almost €27m the total amount of funding received by Carlow farmers this year.

“Carlow beef and sheep farmers are to receive payments this week under the Beef Genomics Scheme and the Grassland Sheep Scheme. Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, has announced €369,000 for Carlow beef farmers and €435,000 for Carlow sheep farmers.

“This funding will no doubt be welcome in what has been a difficult year for beef farmers in particular.

“The payments going out this week bring to €26,627,000 the total amount of funding going to Carlow farmers this year. This includes Single Farm Payments, the Agri-Environment Options Scheme I and II (AEOS), the Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS) and the Disadvantaged Area Scheme (DAS).

“Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Carlow economy and this Government is committed to supporting our farmers. We will continue to provide these crucial supports for farmers and incentivise increased productivity.

“2015 is set to be a really promising year for farmers with the abolition of milk quotas in April and the opening up of new markets for Irish beef including the United States. There is also great potential in the future for Irish famers in China, following a really successful Irish trade mission there this year.”