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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 19 October 2018

2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 113,824
Number of eligible farmers 121,868
Total payments €737.30 million


Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 16,647
Payment applications submitted  6,693
Total payments  5,911
Amount of total payments €84.8m


Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP)

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2017    €44.34m
Number of Farmers 24,190


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

Total payments €203.35m
Number of farmers paid 84,198


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

GLAS 2016 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants €156.6m
GLAS 2017 Advance and Balancing Payments made to eligible applicants €202.1m
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at €10.54m
GLAS 3 NMPs Outstanding 2,316
CMPs Finalised (For commonage) 3,306


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.60m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.6m
Number of farmers 1,551 received 2017 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 €18.422m
Number of Farmers 21,002

Knowledge Transfer Programme

Total Payments to Farmers €12.502m
Number of Farmers paid 19,070
Total payments to facilitors €7.783million