Pat Collins and his father Matt farm in Castlemartyr, Co Cork. Pat has just completed a four-bay slatted shed with a layback for his new business of dairy calf to beef cattle. Pat started farming in his own right recently, which enabled him to apply for a TAMS II grant.

Because he is a qualified young farmer he was able to apply through the young farmer’s capital investment scheme of TAMS II where he was entitled to a 60% grant towards the shed.