Next Monday 19th August is the opening date for the new financial assistance scheme for beef and suckler farmers.

 Agriculture Minister Michael Creed has confirmed that the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure will be open for applications from next Monday 19th August to the 8th September, and applications can be made online only at AgFood.ie

The €100 million euro scheme is being funded by the EU and Irish Government, in light of the difficult circumstances Irish beef farmers have been facing as a result of market volatility and Brexit uncertainty.

Minister Creed says the scheme is targeted towards farmers most affected.

Aid will be paid on adult cattle slaughtered between 25th Sept last year and 12th May this year at a rate of €100 per animal.

Aid will also be paid on suckler cows that calved in 2018 at a rate of €40 per animal.

Only dairy herds of less than 40 dairy cows are eligible.

 

 

 

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