The Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing all the latest information and news on farming schemes and grants.

Budget 2024 – the agri-schemes vying for funding
Darren Carty
Budget 2024 is fast approaching on Tuesday 10 October, and with continued pressure on farm incomes, all eyes are on what schemes and taxation measures will be included.
Over 13,000 farmers apply to National Beef Welfare Scheme
20 September 2023 Schemes
Over 13,000 farmers apply to National Beef Welfare Scheme
The closing date for applications to the scheme is 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 September.
Important dates for the remainder of 2023
20 September 2023 Schemes
Important dates for the remainder of 2023
Keep on the right side of the law and ensure direct payments are not comprised in our schemes and cross-compliance important dates guide.
BVD tag scheme payment of €2/calf commences
The payment is being paid on a maximum of 25 calves (€50 maximum payment) born in the herd between 1 August 2022 and 31 July 2023.
18 September 2023 Schemes
Fertiliser register live for submitting closing stocks
Farmers have until 15 October to submit closing stocks of fertiliser for 2023.
17 September 2023 Schemes
BVD tissue tagging looks set to continue for 2024
Tissue tagging will be required again for calves born in 2024 but there has been no confirmation of the decision and farm organisations want the cost of BVD sampling covered.
13 September 2023 Schemes
Over 2,300 applications to National Farm Safety Measure
The closing date for the measure, which provides grant aid of up to €90 for the purchase of an ATV helmet and up to €60 for a PTO shaft cover, is 29 September 2023.
13 September 2023 Schemes
Extended establishment deadline for ACRES arable measures
The deadline for establishing six specific arable-based actions has been extended due to adverse weather until 30 September 2023.
13 September 2023 Schemes
Month to claim for multi-species and red clover measures
The payment claims portal opened at the end of August, with the original deadline extended until Friday, 29 September 2023.
13 September 2023 Schemes
Beef Welfare Scheme IBR herd results will not be shared
Some farmers had raised concerns that the information could be shared, with ICBF for example, but the Department of Agriculture states information will only be shared with the herd’s vet.
13 September 2023 Schemes
Payment date changes may require change of plans
Payment under the Areas of Natural Constraint will take place almost a month later, while payments under the new BISS will be one to two weeks later.
6 September 2023 Schemes
Weighing cow-calf pairs for SCEP and submitting weights to the ICBF
Weighing cow-calf pairs is now part of SCEP and requires at least 80% of eligible animals born on the holding and their dams to be weighed and data submitted to the ICBF.
1 September 2023 Schemes