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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 17 November 2017

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)

Total advance payments:                    €772,927,209                         

Number of farmers:                             118,623                        

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date:                   11,639            

Payment Applications submitted:       2,670  

Payments made:                                  1,932                                      

Total payments:                                   €27.8m                                                           

Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

Payment total for 2016:                      €42,392,184

Number of Farmers                             22,802

Carbon navigators outstanding           792

Payments for 2017 for BDGP I and BDGP II will commence in December

Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and Areas of Specific Constraint (ASC)

Total payments:                                   €190,783,411             

Number of farmers:                             88,373            

Green, Low-carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)

GLAS 2016 Payments made to eligible applicants:   €151.1m

GLAS 2017 Advance Payments are expected to commence to eligible applicants in the coming weeks.

NMPs Outstanding:                                                    3,800                          

Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016:                                         €9.37m

Number of farmers:                                                     1,642  

Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS)

 Total Advance Payments                                            €15,815,171

Number of Farmers                                                     20,515

Knowledge Transfer Programme

Payments have commenced on the €100m Knowledge Transfer Programme and will continue on a rolling basis over the coming weeks.  

To date circa €9.4 Million in payments has issued for approximately 12,600 farmers in the sheep, beef, dairy and poultry sectors. The payment is in respect of their participation in Year One of the three year programme.