Over 27,000 farmers had signed up for the Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Suckler (BEEP-S) by the closing date of 15 May this year. The scheme offers a maximum payment of up to €90/cow for the first 10 cows in the herd, with a payment of €80/cow available for subsequent cows up to a maximum of 100 cows/herd.

The payment is made up of three components: