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Derogation/Water Quality

Water Quality Regulations View as PDF (1MB)


 New Derogation Regulations from January 2021


Ireland’s nitrates derogation allows farmers to farm at higher stocking rates, above 170 kg livestock manure nitrogen/ha up to 250 nitrogen/ha, (up to 3LU’s cows/ha across the entire land declared on BPS). This is subject to additional conditions designed to protect the environment. 

Click here for further information on the 8 additional changes that derogation farmers have to comply with this year/2021.