Over the last five years, farmers have made investments in low-emission slurry spreading (LESS) equipment worth millions of euro. Approximately €23.5m has been paid out to farmers for LESS equipment under TAMS II, figures from the Department of Agriculture to the end of last year show.

TAMS II covers up to 40% of expenditure for slurry spreading equipment, meaning the cost to farmers is somewhere in the region of €60m.