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Beef Data and Genomics Programme

Dáil Éireann Debate, Wednesday - 25 October 2017

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Questions (235)

Charlie McConalogue

Question:

235. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of persons participating in the beef data genomics scheme that have completed a beef carbon navigator, by county; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [45335/17]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The Beef Data and Genomics Programme provides for six years of payments to farmers for completion of actions which deliver accelerated genetic improvement in the Irish national herd and improvement of its environmental sustainability. As part of the scheme, applicants must complete a carbon navigator with an approved advisor thereafter and provide data for an annual update to their carbon navigator.

There are currently 25,380 participants in BDGP I and BDGP II.

24,424 participants have thus far completed their Carbon Navigator broken down by County in the tables below. It should be noted that BDGP II participants have until 31st October 2017 to complete their carbon navigator .

A total of 13,096 BDGP I participants have returned their 2017 Carbon Navigator which is required for full payment to issue when payments commence in 2017.

County

BDGP I

BDGP I 2017 Updates

BDGP II

Carlow

315

159

9

Cavan

1156

647

33

Clare

1800

1048

87

Cork

1684

763

70

Donegal

1310

774

50

Dublin

58

28

1

Galway

2527

1442

160

Kerry

1255

697

36

Kildare

306

159

5

Kilkenny

576

342

16

Laois

578

332

19

Leitrim

910

563

45

Limerick

774

425

33

Longford

611

364

28

Louth

222

119

11

Mayo

2184

1319

119

Meath

559

326

23

Monaghan

810

475

37

Offaly

568

268

19

Roscommon

1323

759

61

Sligo

919

539

38

Tipperary

975

489

40

Waterford

338

177

8

Westmeath

708

356

24

Wexford

567

307

18

Wicklow

386

219

15

Total

23419

13096

1005

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