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Suckler scheme to open in early August - McConalogue
Anne O'Donoghue
The 2024 Beef Welfare Scheme will support farmers in meal feeding suckler calves before and after weaning and in vaccinating against clostridial diseases and calf pneumonia.
4 July 2024 News
Farm groups lay out agenda for new charter committee
Farming representatives on the Farmers' Charter are keen to see flexibility on the recouping of excess ACRES payments which went out to some farmers in the interim payment run.
3 July 2024 Schemes
Open call for farmer health, safety and wellbeing projects
The projects which will be funded from the Department’s dedicated farm safety budget cover farm safety, farmer physical health and mental health and wellbeing.
Charter lists scheme payment dates for 2024
The timelines for all schemes are not exact but provide an approximate time frame of when farmers can expect to receive payment
3 July 2024 Schemes
Scheme monies at risk over ACRES ‘overpayment’ classification - ICSA
ICSA president Seán McNamara said the Department of Agriculture must address the classification of ACRES interim payments as “overpayments” on their systems as a matter of urgency.
2 July 2024 News
Worries over suckler cow scheme delay
Minister Charlie McConalogue was non-committal on an opening date for the scheme with farmers with autumn-born weanlings becoming increasingly anxious.
26 June 2024 News
Important deadlines for preliminary and AMS notifications
AMS notifications for a small minority of farmers must be responded to by Thursday 20 June, while the deadline for responding to preliminary check notifications is Friday 21 June 2024.
19 June 2024 Schemes
ACRES dilemma exposed
Something is not adding up – the capacity was either not there from the start or something has gone wrong in the meantime.
19 June 2024 Viewpoints
Further nitrates changes ‘in the pipeline’
The measures proposed under the interim review of the Nitrates Action Programme include reduced excretion rates for calves and lower feed protein allowances.
12 June 2024 Nitrates
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.
17 May 2024 News
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
15 May 2024 Schemes
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