BEEP-S deadline: The deadline for the BEEP-S scheme is this weekend. All cow/calf weights, and dung samples must be submitted before Sunday 1 November. The scheme carries a payment of €90/cow for the first 10 cows and €80/cow for subsequent cows up to a maximum of 100.

Weighing cattle carries the biggest payment at €50/cow for the first 10 and €40/cow up to 100 cows. There is still time to get cow/calf pairs weighed prior to the deadline. Remember that the weight must be recorded pre-weaning and therefore if weaning has already taken place the weight recording will not qualify for payment.