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BDGP, BEAM, BEEP-S Update


Aidan Murray, Teagasc Beef Specialist joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of the Beef Edge podcast to give an update on the various beef schemes.

Firstly, Aidan outlined the actions that farmers had to continue to do in order to comply with the BDGP 1 extension and Aidan advised on various scenarios such as a stock bull being injured or replaced.

Next Aidan discussed the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) as applicants committed to reduce the production of bovine livestock manure nitrogen on the holding by 5% for the period 01 July 2020 to 30 June 2021 as compared with the period 01 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

Aidan said that farmers can choose to defer the commitment to reduce the production of bovine livestock manure nitrogen on the holding by 5% for the period 01 January 2021 to 31 December 2021 as compared with the period 01 July 2018 to 30 June 2019. Penalties for non-compliance were also outlined.

Beef Environmental Efficiency Programme – Sucklers (BEEP-S) was launched earlier in 2021.  Aidan highlighted the various actions that farmers need to complete based on what was selected at application. The dairy calf to beef programme, is a new scheme launched in 2021 and Aidan discussed in detail the requirements that farmers must complete to comply.

For more episodes and information covered on the Beef Edge, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thebeefedge