The Cattle Efficiency Program – Sucklers (BEEP-S) as well as the Calves Dairy measure have been opened to applications.
Applications for the measure can be submitted via agfood.ie with an end date of Monday 25 April. The two programs are worth 45 million euros for livestock producers and aim to promote further efficiency. in the livestock sector.
Agriculture, Food and Maritime Affairs Minister Charlie McConalogue said two ‘critical’ programs will ensure that farming families can be rewarded for their efforts in promoting vital efficiency gains. in our world-class beef industry.
“I am pleased to announce that the €5 million Dairy Cow measure and the €40 million BEEP-S program for dairy farmers are now open for adoption through 2022. I am committed to supporting the long term. Sustainable beef production supports Ireland in its ambition to build capacity as a world leader in sustainable food systems over the next decade”.
Calf measurement of dairy cows
With a budget of €5 million this year, and following a pilot in 2021, the continued goal of this measure is to increase the economic and environmental performance of beef from dairy herds, and to facilitate integration between dairy cows and beef by supporting farmers who are raising offspring from dairy herds. The core action is to weigh eligible calves and be paid €20 per calf up to a maximum of 40 calves up from 20 in the pilot measure.
BEEP(S) has a funding of 40 million euros by 2022 and targets the weaning effect of suckling cows and calves by measuring live weight of calves at weaning as a percentage of live weight of cows. In recognition of the important role animal health and welfare can play in economic and environmental performance, program enrollees can also choose from a number of optional health and welfare measures including: including meal feeding or vaccination of weaned cows and/or fecal examination of dairy cows.
Minister McConalogue said, “The 2022 BEEP – S project builds on the success of last year’s project, with approximately 30,000 participants.”
The minister stated that under BEEP – S, participants could be eligible for up to €90 for the first 10 pairs of suckling cows/calves per herd and up to €80 for each pair thereafter for a total of up to a maximum of 100 pairs per flock, if all actions in the program are applied and fully completed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the program.
The application process for both measures will remain open until Monday, April 25, 2021.
Minister McConalogue noted that while the plan will be funded by Irish excellence, details of the plan have been communicated to the European Commission under the COVID-19 Interim State Aid Framework and its approval. Applications under this measure will be subject to the discretion of the Commission. on the gauge.
The minister concluded by reminding farmers and advisors that, “applications must be completed online at agfood.ie and farmers must ensure their application is actually submitted, rather than having a status.” status as ‘draft application’ on agfood.ie.”
Project 2021 participants who wish to participate in this year’s measure must submit a new application.
Full terms and conditions for both measures under the Cattle Efficiency Pilot are available at gov.ie – Cattle Efficiency Program (www.gov.ie)
https://www.independent.ie/business/farming/schemes/key-schemes-for-beef-farmers-opened-to-applications-41452994.html The main programs for beef farmers have opened the application