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Schemes and Services 2010-2011

 

 

Cover for Schemes and Services

SCHEMES AND SERVICES 2010-2011

Copies of this booklet are available on request from the local offices of the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and from Teagasc Offices, by email from

publications@agriculture.gov.ie
or
by post from:
Corporate Affairs Division,
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food,
Kildare Street,
Dublin 2.

Also available on the Department's website; www.agriculture.gov.ie

Support measures under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007 - 2013are co-funded from the European Agricultural fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)

The European Agricultural Fund
for Rural Development
Europe investing in Rural Areas

(C) DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD 2010

This booklet is intended as a guide only to the schemes and services operated by the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and other relevant Government Department's and Agencies, and has no status in law.

CONTENTS

Ministerial Foreword

 1. GENERAL INFORMATION

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Website
Online Services
Customer Services
Requirements of the Disability Act 2005
Farmers Charter Action Plan
Farmers Annual Payment Statement
Direct Credit Payments
Freedom of Information Act
Laboratory Services
National Development Plan/Rural Development Programme 2007-2013
Agriculture Appeals Office

For further information contact the Agriculture Appeals Office, Kilminchy Court, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Lo-Call: 076 1064418 or Tel: 057 8631900 ; Fax: 057 8667177 email: appeals.office@agriappeals.gov.ie website: www.agriappeals.gov.ie

 

2. SUPPORT PAYMENTS FOR FARMERS

Single Payment Scheme
The National Reserve
Trading/Transfer of Single Payment Entitlements
Inheritance Enquiry Unit
Consolidation of Entitlements
Modulation
Cross Compliance
Nitrates Derogation
Area Based Disadvantaged Areas Scheme

3. MARKET SUPPORT MEASURES

Export Refunds
Aid for Private Storage
Cereals Intervention
Intervention Butter and Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP)
Other EU Milk Market Support Measures

4. AGRI ENVIRONMENT

Agri-Environment Options Scheme (AEOS) and NATURA 2000 Scheme
Rural Environment Protection Scheme (REPS)
Organic Farming
Bio Energy Scheme 2010-2012

5. FORESTRY

Afforestation Grants and Premium Levels
Environment
Forestry Programme 2007-2013
Forestry Promotion and Training
Forest Research and Development
Forest Policy Section
Forest Service Appeals Procedure
Control of Felling
Forest Pest and Disease Protection - Import Regulations
Wood Packaging Material (Pallets, Crates, etc) - Export Regulations
Forest Reproductive Material

6. STRUCTURAL IMPROVEMENTS

Schemes of Early Retirement from Farming
Sow Housing Welfare Scheme
Poultry Welfare Scheme

7. ANIMAL TRACEABILITY

Irish Bovine Animal Identification System
National Sheep Identification System (NSIS)
National Pig Identification and Tracing System (NPITS)
National Goat Identification System (NGIS)
Tags and Tag Suppliers
Approved Tag Suppliers

8. ANIMAL PRODUCTION/PRODUCTS

CATTLE
Cattle Breeding
Other Services
EU Beef Carcase Classification Scheme
Labelling of Beef

MILK
Milk Quotas
Milk Production Partnerships
New Entrants Scheme
Dairy Efficiency Programme
EU Standards for Dairy Farms and for Milk Sold for Human Consumption
Dairy Inspection Fee

SHEEP
Sheep Breeding
Lamb Carcase Classification
Grassland Sheep Scheme

PIGS
Pig Breeding
Pig Carcase Grading
Pig Salmonella Control Scheme

MEAT HYGIENE
Clean Livestock Policy
Meat Hygiene Legislation
Approval of Meat Establishments

POULTRY AND EGGS
Poultry Hatcheries and Hatching Egg Supply Farms
Poultrymeat Marketing
Eggs Marketing Regulations

HORSES
Stud-Book Approval
Horse Registration
Horse Sport Ireland
Irish Horse Board
Development of the Horse Industry

9. ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE - Part A

Notifiable Diseases
TB and Brucellosis Eradication Schemes
Other Animal Diseases
Animal Health Ireland (AHI)
Swill Control
Subsidy for TSE Testing Scheme

9. ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE - Part B

Animal By-Products
Veterinary Medicines and Residues Controls
Approval and Registration of Dealers
Regulations Governing the Sale of Animals at Livestock Marts
Regulations Governing Assembly Centres
Import/Export Controls
Animal Welfare

10. FEEDINGSTUFF CONTROLS

Control of Manufacture
Labelling Requirements
Restriction on the Use of Certain Proteins
Feed Hygiene
Additives in Feedingstuffs
Undesirable Substances
Nutritional Value
Sampling and Analysis Service to Farmers

11. CROPS AND HORTICULTURE

CROPS
Seed Certification Scheme
Variety Registrations
Seed Testing Service
Crop Variety Evaluation Programme
Plant Genetic Resources
Potatoes
Fruit and Vegetables
Control of Noxious Weeds
Aid Schemes

BEEKEEPING / HONEY

PLANT HEALTH AND TRADE / FERTILISERS
Marketing Standards for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Plant Health and Trade/PesticidesPlant
Protection and Biocidal Products
Ground Limestone and Fertilisers

12. SEA FISHERIES

Development of the Irish Sea Fish and Aquaculture Industries
Regulation of the Irish Sea Fish and Aquaculture Industries
Foreshore Licences and Leases

13. STATE BODIES AND AGENCIES

Teagasc
Bord Bia
Coillte Teoranta
Bord na gCon
Horse Racing Ireland (HRI)
Irish National Stud Company Limited
National Milk Agency
Veterinary Council of Ireland
Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
Marine Institute
Sea Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA)

14. OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICES

DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY, EQUALITY AND GAELTACHT AFFAIRS
Rural Development Programme for Ireland 2007- 2013, Axes 3 and 4
Clár
INTERREG IVA

DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND INNOVATION
Minimum Pay and Conditions of Employment for Agricultural Workers

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Taxation of Tractors
Rural Water Programme

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
Tractor Safety
Local Improvements Scheme (LIS): Farm Road Works

HEALTH AND SAFETY AUTHORITY

THE LAND REGISTRY

MET ÉIREANN

OFFICE OF THE REVENUE COMMISSIONERS
Tax Implications of the Single Payment Scheme
Income Tax/Corporation Tax/Capital Gains Tax
Agricultural Relief from Capital Acquisitions Tax
Stamp Duties
Value Added Tax
Milk Production Partnership
Taxation of Farming Income

ORDNANCE SURVEY IRELAND

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL PROTECTION
Farm Assist Scheme
PRSI for Farm Spouses
Farm Partnerships
Rural Social Scheme (RSS)

WESTERN DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION

APPENDICES