The person named applied for 1997 ten months special beef premium on 19 animals in all, 16 on 6 February and three on 15 May 1997. On his 1997 area aid application he declared 38.46 hectares of forage area and opted for the official milk recording scheme figure to be used in calculating (a) the number of dairy cows needed to cover his milk quota and (b) his overall stocking density.
Pending receipt of the official milk recording figure, the 897 gallon national average milk production figure per cow had to be used to calculate (a) the number of dairy cows needed to deliver his milk quota and (b) his stocking density. As a result, he exceeded the stocking density of two livestock units per hectare set out in the relevant EU regulations and his special beef premium advance payments were cut back accordingly.
However, the milk recording scheme figure has been supplied by him recently and will now be used, therefore, to recalculate the number of special beef premium grants to be paid to him — that figure indicates that there will be no cutback for this reason in the number of animals to be paid.