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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 21 June 2019

2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 123,343
Number of eligible farmers 123,486
Total payments €1.177 billion*

 *This figure includes Young Farmer Scheme payment of €19.8 million and a National Reserve Figure of €3 million approx.

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 20,003
Payment applications submitted 10,208  
Total payments 9,364
Amount of total payments

€137.878m + €11.5m Transitional Total: €149.378m


Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) 2018

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2018   €42.8 million
Number of Farmers 23,483


2018 Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and Areas of Specific Constraint (ASC)

Total payments €227.96 million 
Number of farmers paid 95,246


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

Combined 2015. 2016 and 2017 Payments made to eligible applicants: €383.6m
GLAS 2018 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants €202.2m
No of active GLAS participants paid 2018 Advance: 47,974 (98.4%)

No of active GLAS participants paid 2018 Balance:

46,225 (94.9%)
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at: €11.62m            


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.6m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.85m
Number of farmers 1,568 received 2017 Payment
Total payments OFS 2018 €8.00m
Number of farmers 1,453 received 2018 Payment

Note:  2016 Payments refer to payments made in 2016 and 2017 in respect of 2016 scheme year.  While the total expenditure in respect of 2016 have increased, there is no increase in the total number of farmers paid, as the additional 2016 payments refer to balancing payments                                                    

Sheep Welfare Scheme (SWS)

Total Payments €17.36 million
Number of Farmers 18,826

Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 2

Total Payments to Farmers €11.33 million
Number of Farmers paid 18,134
Total payments to facilitators €6.91million


Protein Aid Scheme 2018

Total Payments to Farmers €2.84million
Number of Farmers paid 681