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How to apply for the Beef Finishers Payment Scheme

Aidan Murray, Teagasc Beef Specialist, joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of The Beef Edge Podcast to discuss the Beef Finishers Payment Scheme (BFP).

The Beef Finishers Payment Scheme (BFP) is an Exchequer-funded scheme of €50 million to provide income support for farmers with beef finishing enterprises, who have been impacted by the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic has opened for applications.

The Beef Finishers Payment scheme is open from August 19th and Aidan discusses how you can apply.

An estimated 42,000 farmers will be eligible to apply for the scheme, which will be based on the number of cattle sent for slaughter in the period from 1 February to 12 June 2020, subject to a limit of 100 animals per herd.  Based on estimates of eligible animals, a rate in the region of €100 per animal will be payable.

The closing date is 9th September 2020 and full details of the measure including terms and conditions are available at www.agriculture.gov.ie/farmerschemesandpayments/BFP 

Applications can be made online through the agfood.ie portal or contact your local Teagasc Advisor.

For more episodes and information covered on the Beef Edge, visit the show page here: The Beef Edge Podcast

Pic source: Agriland.ie