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Scheme Payments Update

Payments up to 15 February 2019

2018 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)                                                                                

Number of farmers paid 122,787
Number of eligible farmers 123,193
Total payments €1.171billion*

 *This figure includes Young Farmer Scheme payment of €18.6million and a National Reserve Figure of €2.8million approx.

Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Schemes (TAMS)

Approvals issued to date 18,479
Payment applications submitted 8,485
Total payments 7,625
Amount of total payments €111.138m


Beef Data and Genomics Programme (BDGP) 2018

BDGP I & II Payment total for 2018   €40.5million
Number of Farmers 22,550


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

Total payments €226.09million
Number of farmers paid 94,377


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

Combined 2016 and 2017 Payments made to eligible applicants: €373m
GLAS 2018 Advance Payments made to eligible applicants €166.5m
No of GLAS participants paid 2018 Advance: 46,258
GLAS Training Payments issued valued at: €11.49m 


Organic Farming Scheme (OFS)

Total payments OFS 2016 €10.6m
Number of farmers 1,642 received 2016 Payment
Total payments OFS 2017 €8.8m
Number of farmers 1,562 received 2017 Payment
Total payments OFS 2018 €6.03m
Number of farmers 1,288 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 €15.14m
Number of Farmers 18,607

Knowledge Transfer Programme Year 2

Total Payments to Farmers €10.18million
Number of Farmers paid 15,762
Total payments to facilitators €5.16million


Protein Aid Scheme 2018

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