By using this website, you consent to our use of cookies. For more information on cookies see our privacy policy page.

Text Size: a a
Home A-Z Index Subscribe/RSS Contact Us Twitter logo small white bird

Minister Creed announces commencement of payments worth €36m under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed, T.D. today announced that payments have commenced under the Beef Data and Genomics Programme.

Minister Creed said “I am particularly pleased that payments have commenced for the second year of this innovative Programme which will bring about reductions in Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions while also introducing genetic technology into the national herd thus improving farm profitability. These payments, worth €36 million, have commenced issuing to 19,500 farmers who have verified their compliance with the 2016 requirements.”

The Minister added “It is particularly important given the difficulties facing farmers at present that these payments are commencing now.  The payments will be a further boost for farmers in terms of cash flow as well as for the wider rural economy.”

BDGP payments will continue to issue on an ongoing basis as farmers verify compliance with the 2016 scheme requirements of data notifications and genomic testing. The Minister indicated his determination to ensure that payments are maximised over the next few weeks and to this end he urged participating farmers to return all outstanding surveys and genotyping samples as soon as possible to facilitate payment

To view this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 188/2016 (pdf 362Kb) 

Date Released: 14 December 2016