Action two carries a payment rate of €30/calf weighed to a maximum of 100 calves. This means that only calves from a cow/calf unit that have met the criteria of action one, weighing, will be eligible for payment. Within action two, farmers had to select either meal feeding of calves pre- and post-weaning or vaccination of calves for respiratory diseases.

Last week’s article on option one, meal feeding of calves, which was selected by more than 80% of applicants, can be found online at www.farmersjournal.ie.