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What can I apply for under TAMS?

Teagasc specialist Tim Hyde joins Catherine Egan on this week’s Beef Edge podcast to discuss the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme, also known as TAMS which in January, the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine announced it was extending.

Grant aid is 60% for young trained farmers or 40% in all other cases up to a maximum of €80,000 spend for individuals or €160,000 for partnerships. Minimum spend is €2,000 (all figures exclude VAT).

There have been 20 tranches of TAMS and the Minister also announced some amendments to the scheme for the new tranche which opened on 16th January.

Tim highlights these amendments along with going through a list of what farmers can apply for including animal handling equipment such as fixed and temporary handling facilities, head scoops and weighing scales and feeding system for rearing calves.  

He also advises that farmers have to apply for planning permission for sheds and the steps needed.  For further details talk to your local Teagasc advisor.

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