Farmers who have implemented all measures in the BEEP-S scheme must receive their full payment, IFA livestock chair Brendan Golden has said

Latest figures indicate almost 530,000 cow and calf pairs in approximately 24,000 herds have carried out measures in the scheme.

The IFA has called on Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue to confirm that there will be no linear cut to farmer payments in the BEEP-S scheme.

Golden said: “All of these farmers must receive their full payment for the measures they implemented.

“The viability of suckler farms is heavily dependent on meaningful support payments and the minister must ensure this money is paid out in full as soon as possible.”

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