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Contact Updates

In April 2012 the department, in line with our commitment to communicate timely, accurate and cost effective key information to customers, introduced a new text message service to keep farmers informed on important issues and filing deadlines

The use of this facility is carefully managed so that key information can be quickly and efficiently sent to a maximum number of customers through either text messages or emails. These texts will include information on Scheme Deadlines, Payments, Farm Safety, Animal Health issues and other alerts.

Customers can opt out of receiving these messages at any time by following the simple free return text instructions on each message.

In order to reach the maximum number of customers we hope to hold on our records a mobile phone number and email address for each of our customers.

If you wish to add or update your mobile phone number or email address please complete the following form.

Contacts Update Sign up Form (doc 91Kb) 

Return completed form by email (as an attachment) to contactsupdate@agriculture.gov.ie

Or by post to:

CCS Section,
Customer Updates,
Department of Agriculture,Food and the Marine,
Government Buildings, Farnham Street,
Cavan H12 D459.

Text Alerts (Mobile Updates)

From April 2012 until April 2014, all texts were issued from 50123.

In April 2014 we moved to a new number. Texts will now issue from 50777.

A text message issued from 50777 on 22/11/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

To be paid in December your carbon navigator must be completed by 30 Nov. Please Contact your advisor to arrange. To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 14/11/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording 

Applications for Forestry Premiums 2017 may be made online from 16/11/2016 at www.agfood.ie for payment in January 2017

To opt out freetext STOP to 50777

 A text message issued from 50777 on 17/10/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

“BDGP Carbon Navigator must be completed by 31 Oct 16. Contact your planner to arrange or call 0761064423 with any queries”

A text message issued from 50777 on 14/10/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Further to your approval under TAMS II, do you intend to submit a claim for payment before November 30th 2016 ? Reply Y/N. To OPT OUT  freetext STOP to 50777.

A text message issued from 50777 on 12/10/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Letters re Phase 1 applications (Oct-Dec) for the Voluntary Milk Supply Reduction scheme will continue to issue this week. To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 11/10/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Please complete and return your GLAS Slurry Declaration form before 15/11/2016 to allow your 2016 GLAS payment to be processed
To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 21/09/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

BDGP Carbon Navigator must be completed by 31 Oct 16. Contact your planner to arrange or call 0761064423 with any queries” To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 15/09/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Attending the Ploughing? To help us keep your details up to date please bring your Eircode to Dept. Stand 324, Row 14.Thanks. To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 09/09/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Talking Timber Event in TRALEE, CO KERRY, The Rose Hotel 16 Sept @ 9.30am. Teagasc 087-6184353 www.teagasc.ie/forestry.To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 08/09/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Talking Timber Event in ENNIS CO CLARE: Auburn Lodge Hotel 15 Sept @ 9.30am. Teagasc 087-1216163 www.teagasc.ie/forestry.To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 02/09/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Talking Timber Event Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny Donegal 7 Sept @ 9.30am. Teagasc 087-6775158 www.teagasc.ie/forestry.To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 25/07/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

TAMS II payment claims must have evidence of safety course or equiv and register Tax Clearance (now eTC) with Local AES Office. To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 11/07/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Upcoming GLAS Farm Walks covering Twite, Corncrake & Grey Partridge in Co. Donegal, Mayo & Offaly. See www.agriculture.gov.ie To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 008/07/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Upcoming GLAS Farm Walks covering Twite, Corncrake & Grey Partridge in Co. Donegal, Mayo & Offaly. See www.agriculture.gov.ie To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 05/07/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Upcoming GLAS Farm Walks covering Twite, Corncrake & Grey Partridge in Co. Donegal, Mayo & Offaly. See www.agriculture.gov.ie To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 21/06/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Information session for farmers interested in Knowledge Transfer Poultry. Tues, Jun 21, 7pm. Hotel Kilmore, Cavan.
To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 14/06/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Preliminary Checks – Please log on to www.agfood.ie to view an important notification regarding your 2016 BPS.

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 29/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Information session for farmers interested in Knowledge Transfer. Mon, May 30, 7pm. Raheen Woods Hotel, Athenry, Co. Galway.

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 29/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Information session for farmers interested in Knowledge Transfer. Tues, May 31, 7pm. Silver Springs Hotel, Tivoli, Co. Cork.

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 29/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Information session for farmers interested in Knowledge Transfer. Wed, June 1, 7pm. Seven Oaks Hotel, Athy Road, Co. Carlow.

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 26/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Letter regarding 2016 greening non-compliance has been made available on agfood.ie

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 26/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Letter regarding 2016 greening non-compliance has been made available on agfood.ie

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 26/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Deadline for sowing Wild Bird Cover in GLAS 1 & 2 has been extended from 31/5/2016 to 14/06/2016. Check your maps before sowing

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 26/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Information session for farmers interested in Knowledge Transfer. Thurs, May 26, 7pm. Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 25/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Information session for farmers interested in Knowledge Transfer. Wed, May 25, 7pm. Ballykisteen Hotel, Limerick Junction

A text message issued from 50777 on 20/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Information session for farmers interested in Knowledge Transfer Groups. Monday May 23, 7pm. Breaffy House Hotel, Castlebar.

To Optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 13/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Final Reminder – BPS deadline is Monday 16 May. Please apply online at www.agfood.ie

To opt out freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 11/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Reminder: the BPS deadline is 16 May. You or your agent can apply online at www.agfood.ie

To opt out freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 05/05/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

Wild Bird Cover & Environmental Management of Fallow Land must be sown in the approved location by 31/05/16. Pls check your map

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 29/04/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

“BPS deadline for application is 16 May. Apply online now at www.agfood.ie and get the benefit of preliminary checks”

To opt out freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 30/03/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

DAFM:2015 Total Cattle NPH 171. Avoid penalty: Consider applying for 2016 Derogation at www.agfood.ie Closing date 15 April 2016.

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 23/03/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

GLAS1 Action Completion Deadline of 31/03/16 for Bird/Bat/Bee/Grove of Trees.Fencing Watercourses & Riparian Margins is 31/07/16

To optout freetext STOP to 50777

A text message issued from 50777 on 23/03/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

 Burning land? You put your payments at risk and you risk prosecution. It is illegal to burn growing vegetation from 1st March

 To optout freetext STOP to 50777

 A text message issued from 50777 on 19/01/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

BDGP.Return samples & surveys for payment.Disregard text if already done.To substitute animals for testing ring ICBF 1850625626.To optout freetext STOP to 50777

 A text message issued from 50777 on 11/01/2016 to farmers. It contained the following wording

2016 Forestry Premiums are now being paid to online applicants. Apply online now at www.agfood.ie To opt out freetext STOP to 50777

 

 

2015 Text Alerts

2014 Text Alerts

2013 Text Alerts

2012 Text Alerts

BDGP Carbon Navigator must be completed by 31 Oct 16. Contact your planner to arrange or call 0761064423 with any queries