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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 18 April 2019

2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 123,166
Number of eligible farmers 123,386
Total payments €1.175 billion*

 *This figure includes Young Farmer Scheme payment of €19.4 million and a National Reserve Figure of €3 million approx.

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 19,839
Payment applications submitted 9,303
Total payments 8,483
Amount of total payments



Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) 2018

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2018   €41.8 million
Number of Farmers 23,305


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

Total payments € 227.2 million
Number of farmers paid 94,915


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

Combined 2015. 2016 and 2017 Payments made to eligible applicants: €383.3m
GLAS 2018 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants €171.3m
No of GLAS participants paid 2018 Advance: 47,599
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at: €11.61m            


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.6m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.83m
Number of farmers 1,566 received 2017 Payment
Total payments OFS 2018 €6.6m
Number of farmers 1,405 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 €15.31m
Number of Farmers 18,785

Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 2

Total Payments to Farmers €11.03million
Number of Farmers paid 17,588
Total payments to facilitators €5.98million


Protein Aid Scheme 2018

Total Payments to Farmers €2.83million
Number of Farmers paid 679