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Beef Finisher Payment (BFP)


The Beef Finisher Payment (BFP) scheme is a one off, exchequer funded grant aid scheme under the Covid 19 State Aid Temporary Framework. The objective of BFP is to provide support for beef finishing farms in Ireland which have been severely impacted by the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

What does it involve and who is eligible?

The scheme is be open to all beef farmers who presented animals for slaughter in the period 1 February 2020 to 12 June 2020 inclusive and fulfil the requirements set out in the T&Cs.

  • Applicants must be a member of the Bord Bia Beef and Lamb Quality Assurance Scheme at the time of application, or undertake to become a member of the quality scheme prior to 30 September 2020, and maintain that membership on a continuous basis until 30 September 2021.
  • Agents and Dealers are not eligible to apply.
  • Animals slaughtered which are factory owned or controlled are not eligible for payment.

Additional information

  • Based on estimates of eligible animals, a rate in the region of €100 per animal will be payable subject to a maximum of 100 animals per herd. In the event of the scheme being oversubscribed the payment due to each applicant may be subject to a linear reduction.
  • Applications are open on until 9th September 2020
  • Applicants must be farming a holding in respect of which a valid Basic Payment Scheme application is submitted in 2020 to the Department prior to the 30 September 2020.

Key dates

  • Eligible Animals: bovines aged 8 months or over, presented for slaughter between 1st February 2020 to 12th June 2020 inclusive.
  • Applications open on from 18th August to 9th September. Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Payments will be made in November 2020

Terms and Conditions