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Further nitrates changes ‘in the pipeline’
Darren Carty
The measures proposed under the interim review of the Nitrates Action Programme include reduced excretion rates for calves and lower feed protein allowances.
17 May 2024 News
Schemes update: last chance to apply to sheep welfare scheme
The scheme, which offers payment of €8 per ewe for completion of two actions, closes for applications on Tuesday 21 May 2024.
15 May 2024 Schemes
Attention turns to BISS late applications and amendments
There is a 25-day calendar period after 15 May where applications can be submitted, subject to a penalty, while amendments can be submitted without penalties until 31 May
Final push as BISS applications exceed 106,471 submissions
With 106,471 applications submitted as of 12 May 2024, it leaves over 20,000 applications to be submitted in the final few days before Wednesday’s deadline of midnight on 15 May 2024.
13 May 2024 Schemes
Minister announces SCEP in-person training
Minister Charlie McConalogue announced that training events will be held later this summer for participants who wish to complete the training in-person rather than online.
8 May 2024 News
SCEP mandatory online training launched
In the region of 16,800 farmers participating in the scheme must complete the seven training modules by 15 November 2024, to remain in the programme.
1 May 2024 News
Schemes update: 15 May deadline for ACRES winter bird food plots or strips
The crop must include at least one cereal mix and at least two or more non-cereal seed mixtures.
26 April 2024 Schemes
EIP calls announced for animal welfare and gender balance
The latest European Innovation Partnership project calls are two new themes not previously covered under this CAP funding source.
24 April 2024 Schemes
National Sheep Welfare Scheme: reader queries answered
The Department of Agriculture has answered important queries which are not addressed in the scheme's terms and conditions.
19 April 2024 News
Schemes update: applying for the new sheep welfare scheme
Applications must be completed online through the agfood.ie portal by the closing date of 11.59pm on Tuesday 21 May 2024.
12 April 2024 News
New sheep welfare scheme unveiled
Farmers can avail of payment of €8/ewe for completing two tasks from a list, including shearing, condition-scoring, plunge-dipping and clostridial disease vaccination.
10 April 2024 News
TAMS tranche three set to close as tranche one approvals sought
Tranche three of the scheme will close on Friday 12 April, with just under 900 applications from tranche one yet to be approved.
10 April 2024 Schemes